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.

ASCA Partners and Supporters

Major partner

Oatly has partnered with ASCA as a title sponsor for the 2024 Oatly Australian Barista Championship season

Supporting partner

Vittoria Coffee has partnered with ASCA for the 2024 ASCA Australian Latte Art Championship season

Supporting partner

Riverina Fresh will be supplying fresh milk for the 2024 Australian Latte Art Championship season

Supporting partner

Thank you to Condesa Co Lab for sponsoring green coffee for the 2024 Australian Coffee Roasting Championship season

Supporting partner

CWE is ASCA’s affiliate equipment partner for the 2022-2024 Vitasoy Barista Championship seasons providing Barista Attitude Storm espresso machines

Supporting partner

Rocket Espresso is joining ASCA in support of the 2024 ASCA Australian Latte Art Championship season

Supporting partner

Victoria Arduino has partnered with ASCA for the 2024 Oatly Australian Barista Championship season

ASCA supporter

We thank Disave for supporting the 2024 ASCA Australian Latte Art competition season

ASCA supporter

We thank Casa Espresso for supporting the 2024 ASCA Australian Latte Art competition season

ASCA supporter

We thank Minas Hill for joining supporting ASCA for the 2024 competition season

ASCA supporter

We thank Barista Supplies for joining supporting ASCA for the 2024 competition season

ASCA supporter

We thank BWT Australia for joining supporting ASCA for the 2024 competition season supplying water filtration 

Upcoming Events

Recent News

2023 ASCA Coffee in Good Spirits results

2023 ASCA Coffee in Good Spirits results

Congratulations to Danny Andrade, who was crowned the 2023 ASCA Coffee in Good Spirits Championship in Sydney at Sammy Jnr. Here are the final standings: Danny Andrade Tony Xie Mook Liengraksa Giorgio Gervasoni Risa Kajitani Nicole Novak Vlatislav Bartoska Darcy...

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2023 ASCA Australian Coffee Championship results

2023 ASCA Australian Coffee Championship results

Vitasoy Barista Championship RANKING FINALSNAMESCORE1JACK SIMPSON5872DANNY WILSON562.53GABREL TAN5564TONY XIE5JAE KIM6LENA RICHRATHRANKING SEMI FINAL1SIMPSON, JACK605.52WILSON, DANNY5983XIE, TONY555.54RICHRATH, LENA5TAN, GABREL6KIM, JAE7COX, ANDREW8CHOI, SUN...

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Website breach

Website breach

We regret to inform our members that the ASCA website has fallen victim to a data breach. We‘ve detailed everything we know about the breach below and encourage members to read through carefully.  We don’t believe any data was stolen and our service provider is...

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2022 ASCA Australian Coffee Championships wrap up

2022 ASCA Australian Coffee Championships wrap up

What an incredible past week it’s been at the 2022 ASCA Australian Coffee Championships, with our amazing community coming together to celebrate and support the best of specialty coffee in Australia. The country’s finest coffee talent converged on Melbourne’s Meat...

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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.