ASCA judging

ASCA says ‘You be the judge’

With Australia’s coffee credentials established on the global stage, ASCA is committed to growing the community’s knowledge behind the scenes. Australia has a great reputation on the world stage when it comes to coffee excellence. Our National Champions frequent the top 10 in the world, our entrepreneurs are introducing Australian coffee to international markets (think Bluestone Lane), and Melbourne is often hailed as one of the ‘coffee capitals’ of the globe.
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national coffee championships sponsors

ASCA President reflects on 2019 competition season

Another national coffee championship has come and gone, but it’s thanks to the support of dedicated businesses and sponsors who help bring these competitions to life each year. We promised a bigger and better 2019, and so far the year has not disappointed. The 2019 ASCA Australian Coffee Championships were the biggest and most successful yet, crowning our newest Australian champions.
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ASCA announces 2019 Monin Australian Coffee in Good Spirits Championship

The Australian Specialty Coffee Association (ASCA) 2019 Monin Australian Coffee in Good Spirits (CIGS) Championship will be held at Manly Spirits Co in New South Wales on 2 May. CIGS promotes innovative beverage recipes that showcase coffee and spirits in a competition format. Competitors must make a signature beverage and Irish coffee using Manly Spirits Co’s Terra Firma vodka.
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Regional Championships

ASCA opens applications to host Regional Championships

The Australian Specialty Coffee Association (ASCA) has opened applications for venues interested in and capable of hosting its Regional Championships for the 2020 competition season. ASCA is currently seeking tenders from venues located in all states and territories. There are four regional events held each year:
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Australian Specialty Coffee Association

ASCA President Kieran Westlake on its new board

Another year of Regional Championships have been run and won. In my first column as ASCA President, I’m pleased to report that the standard of Australian competition grows ever higher, as evidenced by the outstanding routines showcased by baristas around the country these past few months. I’m especially proud of our 2018 ASCA Australian Champions who competed at the World Championships in Brazil. 
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#ASCATop12

#ASCATop12 prepare for Australian Coffee Championships

In MICE 2019 showguide: A coffee lover’s guidebook, the Australian Specialty Coffee Association’s (ASCA) top ranked barista, latte artist, brewer, and cup taster reveal their favourite coffees and career highlights. The ASCA 2019 Australian Coffee Championships will be held from 7 to 9 February at the Melbourne International Coffee Expo (MICE).
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Women in coffee

ASCA opens nominations to Women in Coffee Awards

The Australian Specialty Coffee Association (ASCA) and Genovese Coffee have opened nominations for the Eleonora Genovese Australian Coffee Woman of the Year, and Rising Star Awards. The awards recognise the contributions Eleonora Genovese made to the Australian coffee community. ASCA says Eleonora displayed many qualities that women in the coffee industry should aspire towards, such as drive, leadership, and passion to unite the local and international coffee communities.
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MICE

Say “I do” to MICE2019

Weddings are a big occasion in anyone’s life. Tradition stipulates that a bride must wear something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue.  The 2019 Melbourne International Coffee Expo (MICE) might not be a wedding per se, but it’s definitely a celebration that will unite the coffee industry and see family members travel from far and wide to attend. 
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