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Additional places for 2020 Regional Championships

Additional places for 2020 Regional Championships

Missed out on a place in the 2020 Regional Championships? We're releasing some additional places in the TCX Cup Tasters Championship and Brewers Cup! TCX Cup Tasters Championship Six places will be released in each region, on Thursday 18 July. Central Region – 9:00am...

2020 Regional Championships announced

2020 Regional Championships announced

ASCA is pleased to announce the dates and locations of the 2020 Regional Championships! Central Region Championship: 10–12 September, Fine Foods NSWNorthern Region Championship: 4–6 October, Latitude Coffee QLDSouthern Region Championship: 25–27 October, ST. ALi...

Is your membership current?

Is your membership current?

With registrations for the 2020 ASCA Regional Championships opening shortly, NOW is the time to make sure your membership is up-to-date! So, how do you check it's current?   Step 1: Log into the ASCA website, and navigate to the Members AreaStep 2: On the left,...

Additional places for 2020 Regional Championships

ASCA Regional Scholarships are now open

Are you wanting to compete in the 2020 Regional Championships? If you live in a regional area or out of state, you may be eligible for an ASCA Regional Scholarship. To apply, fill out the form below! All applications will be reviewed by the ASCA Board, and all...

2019 MONIN Coffee Chain Challenge registrations are now open!

2019 MONIN Coffee Chain Challenge registrations are now open!

Want bragging rights as serving the best coffee in Australia? Your chain could become the new Champion at the 2019 MONIN Coffee Chain Challenge. The Coffee Chain Challenge sees brands from across the country compete against each other for the title. With three fast...

Introducing ASCA Judges Workshops

Introducing ASCA Judges Workshops

ASCA is pleased to be leading the way in training and resources for judges across Australia. To further aid development and ensure Australian judges are amongst the most highly trained and qualified, Judges Workshops are being introduced across the country. The...

Takumi Sakamoto is the 2019 AMC Australian Roasting Champion

Congratulations to Takumi Sakamoto, who has won the title of 2019 AMC Australian Roasting Champion. Takumi, representing Deluca Coffee, battled it out against six other roasters last week at Criteria Coffee in Port Melbourne. Pat Connolly from Genovese Coffee and...

Opportunities to get involved in WLAC and WCIGS

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...

Opportunities to get involved in WLAC and WCIGS

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

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

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?

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

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 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...