Congratulations to the winners of the ASCA Southern Region Coffee Championship!

The ASCA Southern Region Coffee Championship took place at Specialist Espresso Services from 16 – 17 September. More than 60 competitors and judges took place in the competition, with almost every event sold out.

The winners are:

2018 Southern Region Barista Championship

Winner – Craig Simon,

2nd Place – Anthony Douglas

3rd Place – Matthew Lewin

2018 Southern Region Cup Tasters Championship

Winner – Jin Ha

2nd Place – Tom Bomford

3rd Place – Juwon Jung

2018 Southern Region Brewers Cup

Winner – Archie Chu

2nd Place – Zenki Ho

3rd Place – David Train

2018 Southern Region Latte Art Championship

Winner – Shinsaku Kukayama

2nd Place – Phattra Phithakphon

3rd Place – Shen Choy Ong

The winners of each competition has secured their place in the semi-finals of the 2018 ASCA Australian Coffee Championships, taking place 22-24 March 2018 at the Melbourne International Coffee Expo.

The remaining competitors will be seeded against all other participants of the Northern, Central, and Western region competitions, finishing up mid-November. The #ascatop12 for all competitions will be announced following the completion of all regional competitions.