ASCA Barista Camp returns in September

The Australian Specialty Coffee Association (ASCA) Barista Guild will host a Barista Camp from 7 to 9 September. Participants will tour Noosa Black and attend a day of workshops at Padre in Noosaville. The camp provides baristas with a chance to learn more about Australian coffee production, as well as networking with other engaged professionals from around the country.
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Victorian barista Kevin Lim crowned Soul Origin Latte Art Champion 

Some of Australia’s best baristas and latte artists came together in Martin Place on 27 July to compete in Soul Origin’s National Barista and Latte Art Championship for 2018.  Victorian barista Kevin Lim from Chadstone proved he has the company’s best latte art skills, winning the Soul Origin Latte Art Championship and Eddy Siew placing second. Along with his title, Kevin has won a personal latte art master class with 2018 Australian Specialty Coffee Association (ASCA) Australian Latte Art Champion Shinsaku Fukayama of St Ali. 
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Baristas encouraged to apply for Hostplus Hospitality Scholarship

Applications for the nationwide Hostplus Hospitality Scholarship are now open. In its fifth year, the prestigious scholarship offers the next generation of Australian hospitality workers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to work across three different countries in internationally acclaimed hospitality businesses. 
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Last chance to enter Australian International Coffee Awards

Registration for the 2018 Australian International Coffee Awards (AICA) close 21 February. The AICA has become one of Australia’s leading coffee competitions for small and large coffee roasters from Australia and around the world to promote coffee roasting excellence. Time is running out to have your roast counted. The AICA includes entries for espresso, milk-based, filter, pour-over and cold brew coffees. To apply, click here. Read More