ASCA to announce #ASCATop12 on Friday


The Australian Specialty Coffee Association (ASCA) will livestream the announcement of the much-awaited 2020 #ASCATop12 on its Facebook and Instagram platforms on Friday 6 November.

Announcement times are as follows:

  • Victoria, NSW and ACT: 2:30pm
  • South Australia: 2:00pm
  • Queensland: 1:30pm
  • Western Australia: 11:30am

The #ASCATop12 ranks the 12 best baristas in each of ASCA’s national competitions based on their regional performances.

These competitions include the Australian Brewers Cup, Barista, Latte Art, and Cup Tasters Championships.  All competitors who enter the Regional Championships are eligible to place in the #ASCATop12.

All Regional winners go straight through to the respective semi-final or final of their disciplines, and remaining baristas listed in the #ASCATop 12 will go into open heats.

Regional Barista Champions for 2020 include Hugh Kelly of Ona Coffee for the Central Region, Tilly Sproule of Tim Adams Specialty Coffee for the Northern Region, Anthony Douglas of Axil Coffee Roasters for the Southern Region, and Ziggy Varamulia of Arlo by Mo for the Western Region.

Regional Latte Art Champions include Kyujong Han of Ginger & Green café for the Northern Region, Victor Vu of Bicycle Thieves for the Southern Region, Alice Park of Pure Brew Co for the Central Region, and Andy Tseng of DarkStar Coffee for the Western Region.

Regional Brewers Cup Champions include Sarah Jin of Extraction Artisan Coffee for the Northern Region, David Train for the Southern Region, Anthony Sofatzis of Ona Coffee Sydney for the Central Region, and Heath Dalziel of Third Time Lucky for the Western Region.

Regional Cup Tasters Champions include Karl Lee of KL Coffee for the Northern Region, Charlie Chu of St Ali for the Southern Region, Frankie Shie of Infinity Coffee Roasters for the Central Region, and Ru Teow of Laika Coffee for the Western Region.

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