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Announcing our scholarship winners

ASCA would like to congratulate 11 winners of the ASCA travel scholarships for the 2018 Competition year. Applicants are reviewed by the ASCA Competitions Committee, and considered based on the member's past contributions to ASCA. The ASCA Scholarships are open to...

Regional Competition registration is now Open!

Registration is now open for competitors looking to participate in the 2017 ASCA Australian Regional Coffee Championships, as a competitor, judge, or judges intern. To register, you must be an ASCA member. You will not be able to purchase registration unless you log...

MICE2018 to take place 22 – 24 March

The Melbourne International Coffee Expo (MICE) has announced next year's dates, taking place from 22 - 24 March 2018, and returning to the Melbourne Showgrounds. MICE2018 will once again host the ASCA Australian Coffee Championships, which includes the Australian...

Pullman sign on as 3-year ASCA sponsors

Pullman – leading suppliers of Australian-made espresso accessories – have shown their true commitment to the nation’s specialty coffee industry by renewing and increasing their support for ASCA. Pullman have supported ASCA for more than five years, and have signed on...

National Slurpers Unite! Defect cupping report

A novel concept took shape on Tuesday 6th June uniting the cupping enthusiasts of Australia across all 6 states. Hosted in Melbourne at Locale coffee roasters in Abbotsford by Lucy Ward of Sensory Lab & the Roasters Guild, we blindly cupped together six samples of...

ASCA Scholarship applications now open!

The Australian Specialty Coffee Association (ASCA) is now accepting applications for our competition scholarships. Any ASCA member who is a resident of Western Australia, Tasmania, or the Northern Territory is eligible to apply, to have their flights covered to...

ASCA introduces Judges Intern Program

The Australian Specialty Coffee Association is proud to announce the introduction of the ASCA Judges Intern Program An initiative of the ASCA Competitions Committee, the ASCA Judges Intern Program is designed for members who want to find out more about becoming an...

Seeking locations to host defect cupping – 6 June

We never like it when we are cupping delicious coffee and happen upon a defect. But what are defects and how to they happen? The Rosters Guild are looking for hosts across the country to host our Demystifying Defects nation wide cupping event on 6 June. Hosts are...

Q & A with Bruno Maiolo lifetime ASCA member

He looks like Robert DeNiro in Taxi Driver and shoots from the hip. Olden (but golden) veteran of ASCA, Bruno Maiolo was awarded honorary life membership at MICE2017 for his services to specialty coffee in Australia. We asked him to reveal a bit about what it has...