What is the Australian Specialty Coffee Association?

The Australian Specialty Coffee Association (ASCA) is Australia’s leading industry body dedicated to promoting and growing the specialty coffee industry.

Founded in 2001 by a group of passionate coffee professionals, ASCA holds coffee events around the country. This ranges from casual smackdowns, to official regional competitions that feed into the Australian Barista Championship, Latte Art Championship, Coffee in Good Spirits Championship, Cup Tasting Championship and Brewers Cup. The winners of these competitions then travel internationally to represent Australian coffee talent on the world stage.

If you are a coffee professional, barista, cafe owner, coffee roaster, or even just a passionate coffee lover, joining ASCA puts you in touch with the leading edge of the Australian industry.

Upcoming Events

Tue 27

Future of Coffee Varieties

June 27 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Recent News

National Slurpers Unite! Defect cupping report

National Slurpers Unite! Defect cupping report

A novel concept took shape on Tuesday 6th June uniting the cupping enthusiasts of Australia across all 6 states. Hosted in Melbourne at Locale coffee roasters in Abbotsford by Lucy Ward of Sensory Lab & the Roasters Guild, we blindly cupped together six samples of...

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ASCA Scholarship applications now open!

ASCA Scholarship applications now open!

The Australian Specialty Coffee Association (ASCA) is now accepting applications for our competition scholarships. Any ASCA member who is a resident of Western Australia, Tasmania, or the Northern Territory is eligible to apply, to have their flights covered to...

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ASCA introduces Judges Intern Program

ASCA introduces Judges Intern Program

The Australian Specialty Coffee Association is proud to announce the introduction of the ASCA Judges Intern Program An initiative of the ASCA Competitions Committee, the ASCA Judges Intern Program is designed for members who want to find out more about becoming an...

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ASCA regional competition dates & locations announced!

ASCA regional competition dates & locations announced!

We are happy to let you know that the dates and locations have been locked in for the ASCA 2018 Australian Coffee Championships regional heats for the Barista Championship, Brewers Cup, Cup Tasters & Latte Art Championship. The Southern Region Championship will be...

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Competitions

ASCA is the premier provider of coffee competitions in Australia. Our Northern (NT and Queensland), Western (WA and SA), Central (NSW and ACT), and Southern (Victoria and Tasmania), regional competitions feed into the ASCA Australian Coffee Championships that take place at the Melbourne International Coffee Expo annually. These include the Australian Pura Latte Art Championship, Australian Brewers Cup, Australian Barista Championship, Australian Cup Tasters Championship, and Australian Coffee in Good Spirits Championship. The winners from these national competitions then go on to represent Australian at the world level.