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The Western Region ASCA Champions are crowned

The Western Region ASCA Champions are crowned

Ziggy Varamulia of Arlo has won the Australian Specialty Coffee Association (ASCA) Vitasoy Western Region Barista Championship. Matt Goncalves of Merchant & Maker was runner-up and Lena Richrath of 5 Senses Coffee came third in the competition, which took place at...

Meet the ASCA 2020 Southern Region Coffee Champions!

Meet the ASCA 2020 Southern Region Coffee Champions!

The Australian Specialty Coffee Association 2020 Southern Region Coffee Championships took place at ST ALi in Port Melbourne from 26 to 27 October. Anthony Douglas of Axil Coffee Roasters won the ASCA 2020 Vitasoy Southern Region Barista Championship, where Ben Cheong...

Summary of 2019 ASCA AGM

Summary of 2019 ASCA AGM

The 2019 ASCA Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held at ST ALi on Friday 25 October. Around 40 members attended the meeting in person, with interstate members joining the meeting via video link. The meeting was officially opened by Outgoing Secretary David Boudrie, who...

Nominations for ASCA board close soon

Nominations for ASCA board close soon

Nominations for Australian Specialty Coffee Association board candidates must be submitted by 5:00 pm on 18 October, ahead of the Annual General Meeting on Friday 25 October at ST ALi in Port Melbourne. ASCA will livestream the AGM using a platform that will also...

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...