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Opportunities to get involved in WLAC and WCIGS

Are you heading to Berlin's World of Coffee in June? Have you competed in a National Latte Art or Coffee in Good Spirits Championship? World Coffee Events are looking for Calibration Baristas for WLAC and WCIGS. This is a great opportunity for any competitor who is...

Australian Champion Series: Shin Fukayama

Shin has been wowing us all with his incredible patterns for years. He took out the title of Australian Latte Art Champion in 2018 and subsequently placed fourth at the World Latte Art Championship. What inspired you to join the coffee industry? I was very impressed...

Australian Champion Series: Fred Lullfitz

As part of our Australian Champion Series, we talked to 2012 Cup Tasting Champion Fred Lullfitz about the importance of great teachers and believing in yourself. What inspired you to join the coffee industry? I fell into the coffee industry during the global financial...

Australian Champion Series: Sasa Sestic

What makes an Aussie (and world) champion? We asked 2015 Australian and World Barista Champion, Sasa Sestic, for his advice. What inspired you to join the coffee industry? I have always loved hospitality and always knew that I would do something in this area. When I...

Want to host an ASCA Regional Championship?

The ASCA 2020 competition season is almost upon us. Do you have a venue that could host a Regional Championship? ASCA is currently seeking tenders from venues located in all states and territories. There are four regional events held each year: Southern (VIC/TAS),...

ASCA Competitions Committee currently seeking nominations

Do you want to play a part in steering the future of ASCA competitions? The ASCA Australian Coffee Championships are the only pathway to competing at the World Coffee Championships, and the ASCA Competitions Committee ensures that they are run to the highest standard....

Yanina Ferreyra crowned 2019 Australian Brewers Cup Champion

Yanina Ferreyra from Project Origin has taken the title of 2019 Australian Brewers Cup Champion in her first Nationals attempt. Devin Loong of ONA Coffee placed second in the event, while David Train from Code Black Coffee came in third. Yanina started competing in...

Matthew Lewin crowned 2019 Australian Vitasoy Barista Champion

After competing in the Australian Barista Championship finals for the past six years, Matthew Lewin of ONA Coffee has been crowned the Champion. Hugh Kelly, also from ONA Coffee, placed second, and Anthony Douglas from Axil Coffee came in third. “This is an incredible...

Women in Coffee Award winners announced

The Australian Specialty Coffee Association (ASCA) in collaboration with the Genovese family would like to congratulate the winners of the Eleonora Genovese Australian Coffee Woman of the Year, and Rising Star Awards. The Awards recognise the many contributions...

Line-up for Saturday ASCA Australian Coffee Championships

Saturday 9 February 8:40 Mike Wells - Brewers Cup 915 Hugh Kelly - Vitasoy Barista Championship 935 Louis Cheung - Pauls Professional Latte Art Championship 950 Isaac Kim - Brewers Cup 1015 Angus Mackie - Vitasoy  Barista Championship 1035 Jibbi Little - Pauls...

Line-up for Friday ASCA Australian Coffee Championships

Friday 8 February 2019 ASCA Australian Coffee Championships Australian Vitasoy Barista Championship - Main stage  915 Joao Carlos 940 Ziggy Varamulia 1005 Hugh Kelly 1030 Tilly Sproule 1055 Angus Mackie 1120 Anthony Douglas 1145 Matt Lewin 1210 Jack Simpson ASCA...

Line-up for Thursday ASCA Australian Coffee Championships

On Thursday 7 February the Australian Specialty Coffee Association will be running the Australian Vitasoy Barista Championships and Australian Brewers Cup concurrently. The line up will be 835 Jack Henderson 855 Joshua Robertson 915 Ben Cheong 935 Matthew Philben 955...

Meet the #ASCATop12

Want to know more about who will be competing in the 2019 ASCA Australian Coffee Championships? So did we, so we spoke to the #1 in each discipline to find out more about their favourite origins, best coffee moment and more! …………………………………………………………….. No. 1 Australian...

Just Coffee Insurance sponsorship announced

The Australian Specialty Coffee Association (ASCA) is pleased to announce their newest sponsor, Just Coffee Insurance. Just Coffee Insurance provides specifically designed insurance for all involved in the Australian coffee industry. “Just Coffee Insurance have over...

Redeem your FREE tickets for MICE2019

Are you an ASCA member? If yes, brilliant! Read on to see how to redeem your tickets. If not, CLICK HERE to get your membership now! C'mon, what are you waiting for? To redeem your tickets for MICE2019 and the ASCA Australian Coffee Championships: Log into your...