Australian Specialty Coffee Association’s (ASCA) Western Regional Coffee Championships are returning to Unley Town Hall in Adelaide, as part of the Double Shot! Coffee Fiesta on 27 – 28 February.
Baristas from Western Australia and South Australia will come together to compete in the ASCA Barista, Pura Milk Latte Art, Huhtamaki Cup Tasters and Brewer’s Cup competitions.
In addition to the comps, ASCA will host judge’s calibration for both new and returning judges.
Double Shot! Coffee Fiesta is running as part of Adelaide Fringe Festival.
Adelaide’s leading cafés, roasters, industry suppliers and gourmet food providers will be setting up shop at the Soldiers Memorial Gardens, to celebrate the coffee industry.
“Attendees will once again be able to enjoy free coffee tastings, barista demonstrations and workshops, a high-energy entertainment program and of course children’s art activities all in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere,” says Carly Smith, Event Coordinator at the City of Unley.
Registration for all of the competitions and for calibration is open on the ASCA website until 21 February. Coffee lovers keen to judge or compete must be ASCA members.
For ASCA’s last regional championship for the competing year, all competitions will follow the rules used at the 2015 Australian Coffee Championships.
The winners of the Western Regionals will compete to in the National Coffee Championships happening at various Melbourne locations in March.
The winners from the ASCA nationals will go on to battle the best from around the globe, in the world competitions being held at Hotelex in Shanghai and World of Coffee in Dublin.