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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...

ASCA BLOG: We need to talk about takeaway cups

Written by: Michaela Gerard ASCA Barista Guild Representative QLD State Manager Veneziano Coffee Roasters There are many variables at play when it comes to serving a consistently high-quality takeaway coffee, which can be difficult to control and drive even the most...

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...