Bushfire relief for South Australia

Bushfire relief for South Australia

Australia is being devastated by bushfires. More than a dozen casualties, thousands of homes destroyed, millions of hectares burned and around one billion animal lives lost. Coffee and hospitality have been affected too. Rural businesses and customers are gone, supply...
The Western Region ASCA Champions are crowned

The Western Region ASCA Champions are crowned

Ziggy Varamulia of Arlo has won the Australian Specialty Coffee Association (ASCA) Vitasoy Western Region Barista Championship. Matt Goncalves of Merchant & Maker was runner-up and Lena Richrath of 5 Senses Coffee came third in the competition, which took place at...
Meet the ASCA 2020 Southern Region Coffee Champions!

Meet the ASCA 2020 Southern Region Coffee Champions!

The Australian Specialty Coffee Association 2020 Southern Region Coffee Championships took place at ST ALi in Port Melbourne from 26 to 27 October. Anthony Douglas of Axil Coffee Roasters won the ASCA 2020 Vitasoy Southern Region Barista Championship, where Ben Cheong...
Summary of 2019 ASCA AGM

Summary of 2019 ASCA AGM

The 2019 ASCA Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held at ST ALi on Friday 25 October. Around 40 members attended the meeting in person, with interstate members joining the meeting via video link. The meeting was officially opened by Outgoing Secretary David Boudrie, who...
Volunteers needed for the 2020 Southern Region Coffee Championship

Volunteers needed for the 2020 Southern Region Coffee Championship

ASCA is seeking volunteers to support the 2020 Southern Region Coffee Championship at ST ALi’s Port Melbourne roastery from 26 to 27 October. Volunteers who love all things coffee, want experience in event management, or to find out what goes behind the scenes at a...