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

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Recent News

#ASCATop12 announced!

#ASCATop12 announced!

Congratulations to our #ASCATop12's! You'll all have the chance to compete at the Australian Coffee Championships at MICE2018. If you're a regional winner, you're straight through to the Semi-Finals! Congratulations! If you're not a regional winner, you've secured...

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Vitasoy commits to 3-year partnership with ASCA

Vitasoy commits to 3-year partnership with ASCA

The Australian Specialty Coffee Association (ASCA) and Vitasoy are proud to announce a 3-year sponsorship agreement, that will see Australia’s leading brand of plant milks support the Australian specialty coffee industry. In an industry first, Vitasoy will also make...

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MONIN Coffee Chain Challenge registration is open!

MONIN Coffee Chain Challenge registration is open!

ASCA is excited to announce that the 2017/18 MONIN Coffee Chain Challenge will take place at Luna Park, Sydney on Friday 9 February 2018. Coffee chains with at least six stores are invited to enter the battle-it-out challenge to see which one will walk away...

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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.