ASCA Southern Region Coffee Championships on next weekend

The 2019 Australian Specialty Coffee Association (ASCA) Southern Region Championship will take place from 13 to 14 October. Held at Criteria Coffee in Port Melbourne, Victoria, this is the second regional of the 2019 competition season. The Southern Region Coffee Championships will see the best baristas from VIC and Tasmania combine to compete in the Barista, Latte Art, Brewers Cup and Cup Tasters competitions.
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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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Tilly Sproule wins ASCA Northern Region Barista Championship for fourth time

Tilly Sproule of Tim Adams Specialty Coffee has won the Australian Specialty Coffee Association (ASCA) Northern Region Barista Championship for the fourth consecutive year. Matthew Philben of Di Bella Coffee placed second and Joshua Robertson of Seven Miles placed third. The event took place at Veneziano Coffee West End in Queensland from 15 to 16 September and also included the ASCA 2019 Northern Region Latte Art, Cup Tasters and Brewers Cup Championships.
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MICE 2019 tickets now on sale

Early bird tickets for the Melbourne International Coffee Expo (MICE) 2019 are now on sale. Save up to 50 per cent on the full ticket price. This exclusive offer is strictly limited, so get in quick to snap up this discounted offer.
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First 2019 ASCA Region Championships to take place in Queensland

The 2019 Australian Specialty Coffee Association (ASCA) Northern Region Championships will be held at Veneziano Coffee West End in Queensland from 15 to 16 September. The event includes the 2019 Northern Region Barista, Latte Art, Cup Tasters and Brewers Cup Championships. Winners of the four Northern Region Championships will earn a spot in the respective ASCA Australian Championships taking place at the Melbourne International Coffee Expo from 7 – 9 February, 2019.
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NZSCA announces New Zealand Barista Championship 2019 dates

The New Zealand Specialty Coffee Association (NZSCA) has announced that the Meadow Fresh New Zealand Barista Championship 2019 will take place from 2 to 3 February. The competition will be held at the Expressions Whirinaki Arts and Entertainment Centre in Upper Hutt, Wellington.
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MICE moves dates to February to accommodate Australian Coffee Championships

The Melbourne International Coffee Expo (MICE) has announced it is changing dates from April to February to accommodate the 2019 Australian Coffee Championships. After MICE confirmed its relocation to the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) and April dates in May, a week later World Coffee Events (WCE) established the 2019 World Barista Championship (WBC) and World Brewers Cup (WBrC) would take place mid-April 2019, leaving little time for an Australian competitor to prepare for the world competitions in Boston.  Due the unfortunate timing and MICE’s partnership with the Australian Specialty Coffee Association (ASCA) to host the Australian Coffee Championships each year within the trade expo, the official decision has been made to change the dates to 7 – 9 February, 2019. 
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