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Congratulations to the #ASCATop12!

Congratulations to all baristas who made it into the #ASCATop12! Regardless of ranking, all Regional Winners will be headed straight to the semi-final or final of their respective competition. Depending on the make-up of the #ASCATop12, there may be additional...

Vale Sisto Malaspina

The Australian Specialty Coffee Association (ASCA) joins the broader Melbourne coffee community in mourning the untimely and tragic passing of Sisto Malaspina. Tragically killed only meters from his business during Friday's terror attack on Bourke Street, Sisto had...

Yama Kim is the 2018 World Cup Tasters Champion

Yama Kim of Kingswood Coffee has taken out the title of 2018 World Cup Tasters Champion! Yama led the way in the Quarter-Final and Semi-Final rounds, eventually clinching the title with 7/8 correct in 4:38 minutes. The performance comes off the back of Yama's quick...

Quarterly update from the ASCA President – Q4 2018

Last Friday, the 12thof October 2018, the Australian Specialty Coffee Association (ASCA) held its Annual General Meeting to elect a new board, who will represent us as an industry, our collective interest and as coffee people.  With gratitude and great humility, I was...

Brent Williams steps down as ASCA President

The ASCA Board would like to thank Brent Williams for his five years of service as a Board member, including four years as President of the association. "I'm really proud of how far ASCA has come in the past five years," said Brent, speaking at the AGM on Friday....

Summary of 2018 ASCA AGM – meet the new ASCA Board

The Australian Specialty Coffee Association (ASCA) held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) at Criteria Coffee on Friday 12 October 2018. Around 40 members attended the meeting in person, with interstate members joining the meeting via video link. including online...

Congratulations to our 2019 Southern Region Champions!

ASCA would like to send a HUGE congratulations to all the winners from the Southern Region Coffee Championships this past weekend. Say hello to your newest Southern Region Champions: PURA & Vitasoy Southern Region Barista Championship Jack Simpson, Axil Coffee...

ASCA Annual General Meeting Notice

As per the constitution, ASCA Secretary Jeremy Regan hereby notifies ASCA members that the Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place at 5:30pm on Friday 12 October at Criteria Coffee in Port Melbourne. ASCA is pleased to announce the AGM will be live streamed using...

Congratulations to our 2019 Northern Region Champions!

ASCA would like to send a HUGE congratulations to all the winners from the Northern Region Coffee Championships this past weekend. Say hello to your newest Northern Region Champions: Dairy Farmers & Vitasoy Northern Region Barista Championship Tilly Sproule, Tim...