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

Sep 06

2018 ASCA Barista Camp

September 6 @ 8:00 am - September 9 @ 5:00 pm
Sep 15

2019 ASCA Northern Region Championship

September 15 @ 9:00 am - September 16 @ 5:00 pm
Veneziano West End
369 Montague Rd
Oct 13

2019 ASCA Southern Region Championship

October 13 @ 8:00 am - October 14 @ 5:00 pm
Criteria Coffee
37 Wirraway Drive
Oct 19
Oct 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

Recent News

2019 Regional Championship places still available

2019 Regional Championship places still available

If you love crafting stellar caffeinated beverages, your passion could be taking you to the 2019 ASCA Australian Coffee Championships at MICE2019! There are still places for both Barista and Latte Art Championships for Western and Northern Regions. The competitions...

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Tickets for 2018 ASCA Barista Camp on sale now!

Tickets for 2018 ASCA Barista Camp on sale now!

The ASCA Barista Camp is back! Taking place from 7-9 September, the ASCA Barista Guild will be taking participants on a tour of Noosa Black, as well as hosting a day of workshops at Padre in Noosaville. The Camp provides baristas with a chance to learn more about...

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2019 ASCA Regional Championship update

2019 ASCA Regional Championship update

Wow. We were absolutely overwhelmed by the HUGE demand for memberships and competition registrations yesterday – literally. We know many of you spent hours trying to access the site, and are frustrated that you couldn't get on, or are worried you didn't get tickets....

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2019 ASCA Australian Coffee Championship dates announced

2019 ASCA Australian Coffee Championship dates announced

The Australian Specialty Coffee Association (ASCA) is pleased to announce that the ASCA Australian Coffee Championships will take place from 7–9 February 2019, in conjunction with the Melbourne International Coffee Expo (MICE). Following the announcement from World...

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2019 ASCA Regional Championship dates announced!

2019 ASCA Regional Championship dates announced!

ASCA is pleased to announce the dates and locations of the four 2019 Regional Championships. 15-16 September: Northern Region Championship, Veneziano West End 13-14 October: Southern Region Championship, Criteria Coffee 27-28 October: Central Region Championship,...

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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.