Includes companies such as growers, importers, roasters, coffee bars, charities, training schools, distributers, technical, publishers, consultancy etc.

Why ASCA Membership?

One of the key benefits to ASCA membership is entry to the specialty coffee industry events and competitions. Membership is in fact a pre-requisite.

Membership Benefits

Besides supporting your industry and strengthening our profession, your membership entitles you to:

  • Enter ASCA Regional Coffee Championships – the only pathway to competing at Nationals and then the World Coffee Championships!
    • Barista Championship
    • Latte Art Championship
    • Cup Tasters Championship
    • Roasting Championship
    • Coffee in Good Spirits Championship
    • Brewers Cup
  • Connect with coffee growers, roasters and baristas around the country through the Barista Guild and Roasters Guild events, and internationally through our direct relationships with the Specialty Coffee Association of America, the Specialty Coffee Association of Europe and World Coffee Events.
  • Improving peer to peer knowledge and staff expertise
  • Exclusive access to regular skill building coffee workshops with world class personnel, including Judges Workshops, WCE-certification and more
  • Build your skills by becoming an ASCA-accredited coffee judge, and entitlement to World judge qualification
  • Gratis and reduced rate subscriptions to industry trade magazines, including BeanScene magazine
  • Access to discounts through ASCA sponsors and partners



ASCA Associations

ASCA has formal links to:

  • American Specialty Coffee Association (SCAA)
  • The Specialty Coffee Association of Europe (SCAE)
  • World Coffee Events (WCE)
Pathway to competing in WCE

WCE is the governing body over the specialty coffee industry’s international coffee competitions, run to the highest standards. AASCA membership, both individual and corporate, is the pathway for Australian coffee professionals to compete in these events, including:

  • World Barista Championships
  • World Latte Art Championships
  • World Brewers Cup Championships
  • World Cup Tasting Championship
  • World Coffee Roasting Championship
  • World Coffee in Good Spirits Championship
  • World Ibrik Championship (Australian competition depends on demand)