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

Jul 29

2018 ASCA Symposium

July 29 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Organiser: ASCA Barista Guild
Nov 09

MONIN Coffee Chain Challenge

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

Recent News

Craig Simon represents Australia at WBC

Craig Simon represents Australia at WBC

We're counting down until Australian PURA, Dairy Farmers and Vitasoy Barista Champion Craig Simon takes the stage in Amsterdam to deliver his routine in the 2018 World Barista Championship! This will be Craig Simon's third attempt at the WBC title. Craig is competing...

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Timeline announcement for 2019 Regional Competition Season

Timeline announcement for 2019 Regional Competition Season

The Australian Specialty Coffee Association has announced that the 2019 Regional Competition Season will run from the last week of August through to the first week of December in 2018. Final dates and locations will be announced by 1 July, and released with any...

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Do you want to host a regional competition? Now is your chance!

Do you want to host a regional competition? Now is your chance!

The Australian Specialty Coffee Association has opened expressions of interest to venues or events interested in hosting a regional competition for the 2019 competition year. We are open to submissions from Melbourne, Sydney or Canberra, Perth, and Brisbane. To host a...

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Nominations open to join the ASCA Competitions Committee

Nominations open to join the ASCA Competitions Committee

Nominations are now open to join the ASCA Competitions Committee. The ASCA Competitions Committee is an active committee that meets monthly throughout the year, either in person or via teleconference, to guide the professional and effective management of our regional...

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We want your feedback!

We want your feedback!

If you're a corporate or individual member of ASCA, we want to hear from you! We try to improve on our delivery of ASCA events year on year, and your feedback will help us ensure we're delivering events that you want to attend. Feedback can be provided anonymously if...

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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.