Meet the 2020 Australian Coffee Champions!

The Australian Specialty Coffee Association (ASCA) 2020 Condesa Co Lab Australian Coffee Championships were held from 11 to 13 March and, for the first time in the event’s history, was livestreamed to a global audience.
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ASCA goes digital

Australian Specialty Coffee Association (ASCA) President Kieran Westlake says 2020 was a year of challenges, but it provided an opportunity for growth and new ideas.
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2020 Australian CIGS Championship

Last chance to enter 2020 Australian CIGS Championship

The Australian Specialty Coffee Association (ASCA) has opened additional spots in the ASCA 2020 Monin Australian Coffee in Good Spirits (CIGS) Championship. Entries close 24 January. The ASCA 2020 Monin Australian CIGS Championship will be held during the ASCA Condesa Co Lab 2020 Australian Coffee Championships at Tasting Australia in Adelaide form 27 to 30 March.
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2020 Australian Coffee Championships

ASCA announces location of 2020 Australian Coffee Championships

The Australian Specialty Coffee Association (ASCA) Condesa Co Lab 2020 Australian Coffee Championships will take place at Tasting Australia in Adelaide from 27 to 30 March. The event will include the Vitasoy Barista Championship, Pauls Professional Latte Art Championship, Brewers Cup, TCX Cup Tasters Championship, Coffee in Good Spirits Championship, AMC Coffee Roasting Championship preliminary tasting, and Monin Coffee Chain Challenge.
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MICE2019 reports record attendance

The 2019 Melbourne International Coffee Expo (MICE2019) has concluded with the highest daily record attendance figures in the event’s eight-year history. Total attendance for MICE2019 across the three-day event from 7 to 9 February was 11,978, an increase over the previous record year in 2018.
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ASCA says game on

It’s competition season once again.For the Australian Specialty Coffee Association (ASCA) Board, this is one of our favourite times of the year. We love feeling the excitement of our members and experiencing the passion of the competitors.  The 2019 ASCA regional championships kicked off on 15 September with the Northern Region, followed by the Southern Region from 13 to 14 October, Central Region from 27 to 28 October, and Western Region from 3 to 4 November.  If you haven’t already done so, I encourage you to head to your nearest championship to see what our incredible barista community is capable of. It’s impressive to see a new generation of talent coming through the ranks, and repeat offenders who believe that persistence pays off, and indeed it does.
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ASCA Northern Region Champion Tilly Sproule reveals winning routine

Tilly Sproule of Tim Adams Specialty Coffee has established herself as one of Queensland’s most prominent baristas, having won the Australian Specialty Coffee Association (ASCA) Northern Region Barista Championship for four years in a row. “It feels incredible [to win again],” Tilly says. “I feel extremely honoured and proud.” Tilly’s routine on 15 September focused on how to make competitions concepts approachable to customers, such as terroir, coffee flavours and the stories at origin.
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