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

Sat 27

2019 ASCA Central Region Championship

October 27 @ 9:00 am - October 28 @ 5:00 pm
Specialty Coffee Curators
144-146 Victoria Road
Nov 03

2019 ASCA Western Region Championship

November 3 @ 9:00 am - November 4 @ 5:00 pm
Nov 09

MONIN Coffee Chain Challenge

November 9 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Luna Park
1 Olympic Drive
Feb 07

Melbourne International Coffee Expo – hosts 2019 ASCA Australian Coffee Championships

February 7, 2019 @ 10:00 am - February 9, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

Recent News

Quarterly update from the ASCA President

Quarterly update from the ASCA President

Last Friday, the 12thof October 2018, the Australian Specialty Coffee Association (ASCA) held its Annual General Meeting to elect a new board, who will represent us as an industry, our collective interest and as coffee people.  With gratitude and great humility, I was...

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Summary of 2018 ASCA AGM – meet the new ASCA Board

Summary of 2018 ASCA AGM – meet the new ASCA Board

The Australian Specialty Coffee Association (ASCA) held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) at Criteria Coffee on Friday 12 October 2018. Around 40 members attended the meeting in person, with interstate members joining the meeting via video link. including online...

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Brent Williams steps down as ASCA President

Brent Williams steps down as ASCA President

The ASCA Board would like to thank Brent Williams for his five years of service as a Board member, including four years as President of the association. "I'm really proud of how far ASCA has come in the past five years," said Brent, speaking at the AGM on Friday....

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Congratulations to our 2019 Southern Region Champions!

Congratulations to our 2019 Southern Region Champions!

ASCA would like to send a HUGE congratulations to all the winners from the Southern Region Coffee Championships this past weekend. Say hello to your newest Southern Region Champions: PURA & Vitasoy Southern Region Barista Championship Jack Simpson, Axil Coffee...

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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.