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ASCA Southern Region Coffee Championships on this weekend

From the September 2017 issue.

The Australian Specialty Coffee Association (ASCA) will host the first of the 2018 regional coffee championships this weekend in Melbourne.

The Southern Region Coffee Championships will take place from 16 to 17 September, 9am to 5pm at Specialty Espresso Melbourne.

Attendance for spectators is free. No need for a ticket, just come on down and cheer on your favourite baristas.

Saturday will host the 2018 Southern Barista Championship.

Baristas competing for the title include Valeri Tkatchenko, Samuel Keck, Callum Jubb, Diego Ayala, Anthony Dougles, Celine Vicencio, Todd Souter, Vivi Xiao, Matthew Lewin, Jarrad Sutherland, Craig Simon, and Jack Simpson.

The ASCA 2018 Southern Cup Tasting Championship will follow the barista competition on Saturday.

Winners announcements will take place (approximately) at 3.25pm.

Sunday will host the 2018 Southern Brewers Cup Championship and Latte Art Championship.

Baristas competing in the Brewers Cup include Sungbin Kim, Justin Luchterhand, Jamie Thomson, Kurtis Tupangaia, Shane McGrath, Hyonsuk Ko, Zenki Ho, Archie Chiu, Devin Long,  Benjamin Cheong, David Train and Takumi Masaki. 

Baristas competing in the latte art competition include Yida Lee,  Brian Tung, Weijie Tao, Neil Wakefield, Young Jin Jin, Zhao Ting Wu, Man Kit Wong, Rui Alicia Liu, Sen Choy Ong, Shinsaku Fukayama, Eason Du and Phattra Phithakphon.

Winners announcements will be made at (approximately) 3.40pm

Anyone interested in volunteering are encouraged to email Volunteering is a great opportunity to get involved in the industry, and learn more about competitions.

ASCA will also host its Annual General Meeting on Friday 15 September at Specialist Espresso Services.

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