David Train Southern Region

David Train wins ASCA 2020 Southern Region Brewers Cup

David Train has won the Australian Specialty Coffee Association (ASCA) 2020 Southern Region Brewers Cup. Hyunsuk Ko of Bennetts placed second and Devin Loong of Ona Coffee placed third in the competition, held at St Ali in Port Melbourne from 26 to 27 October.
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Charlie Chu Southern Region

Charlie Chu of St Ali wins ASCA 2020 Southern Region Cup Tasters Championship

Kyoungha “Charlie” Chu of St Ali has won the Australian Specialty Coffee Association (ASCA) 2020 Southern Region Cup Tasters Championship with a score of 8/8 in three minutes and six seconds. Yuki Saito of Addict Food and Coffee placed second with a score of 8/8 in four minutes and four seconds. Sheng-Wei Wu of Cote Terra Coffee Roasters placed third with a score of 8/8 in five minutes and 18 seconds.
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Jack Simpson of Axil Coffee Roasters wins ASCA Southern Region Barista Championship

Jack Simpson of Axil Coffee Roasters has won the Australian Specialty Coffee Association (ASCA) Southern Region Barista Championship, held at Criteria Coffee in Victoria from 13 to 14 October. I was not expecting to win,” Jack says. “I spilled an espresso and had to remake a handle. “I wasn’t sure how that was going to go. Obviously, I’m glad I remade it.”
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Zhao Ting Wu of Cote Terra wins ASCA Southern Region Latte Art Championship

Zhao Ting Wu of Cote Terra Coffee in Oakleigh, Melbourne, has won the Australian Specialty Coffee Association (ASCA) Southern Region Latte Art Championship, held at Criteria Coffee in Victoria from 13 to 14 October. “This has been a very long journey,” Ting Wu says. “It feels good to finally achieve what I wanted.” Aum Phithakphon of Hardware Société placed second and Victor Vu of Veneziano Coffee placed third.
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devin loong of Ona Coffee

Devin Loong of Ona Coffee wins second ASCA Southern Region Brewers Cup Championship 

Devin Loong of Ona Coffee has won his second Australian Specialty Coffee Association (ASCA) Southern Region Brewers Cup Championship. David Train of Code Black Coffee placed second and Shen Choy of Cote Terra Coffee Roasters placed third in the competition, held at Criteria Coffee in Melbourne. “I’m so happy I got to use the same coffee I used at this year’s National Brewers Cup Championship and do it justice,” Devin says. “I was really sick at nationals. I couldn’t smell the aroma nor taste the coffee, and I had no voice. I had to reply on my team to present the flavour descriptors. Thankfully, I did well and I did it justice today.”
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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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