On 30 November, the Australian Specialty Coffee Association (ASCA) will announce the 2019 #ASCATop12 at Caffiend Coffee Company in Adelaide at 7:30pm.
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 2019 include Tilly Sproule of Tim Adams Specialty Coffee for the Northern Region, Jack Simpson of Axil Coffee Roasters for the Southern Region, Angus Mackie of Ona Coffee for the Central Region, and Ziggy Varamulia of Max and Sons for the Western Region.
Regional Latte Art Champions include Kyujong-Han of Cup and Wells for the Northern Region, Zhao Ting Wu of Cote Terra Coffee for the Southern Region, Jibbi Little of Jibbi Little Coffee for the Central Region, and Andy Tseng of Fiori Coffee for the Western Region.
Regional Brewers Cup Champions include Alex Borg of Veneziano for the Northern Region, Devin Loong of Ona Coffee for the Southern Region, Yanina Ferreyra of Project Origin for the Central Region, and Mike Wells of Veneziano for the Western Region.
Regional Cup Tasters Champions include Callum Jubb of Black Star for the Northern Region, Juwon Jung of Mikro Coffee Roasters for the Southern Region, Nuno Park for the Central Region, and Matthew Smithies of Five Senses Coffee for the Western Region.
ASCA will livestream the event on its Facebook page for audiences outside of South Australia.
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