5-8 Sep 2022
Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre

ASCA Coffee Challenge

Australian Specialty Coffee Association presents the ASCA Northern and Central Regional Competition. Come and see Canberra & NSW’s best Baristas battle it out over 4 days!

8 - 11 March
Exhibition Floor

Join Australia’s leading industry body dedicated to promoting and growing the specialty coffee industry, ASCA, for 4 days of fun!

If you are a coffee professional, barista, cafe owner, or coffee roaster, you’ll want to pencil this in your Fine Food 2022 schedule. ASCA will put you in touch with the leading edge of the Australian coffee industry, you’ll be in awe of all the talent! Winners will be announced each day.

Full agenda and details to be announced soon. For now, let’s just get excited!


Whilst the full agenda has not yet been announced for 2022, you can expect to see your favourite, well-renowned, competitions return! New to Fine Food? Have a read below to see what’s in store!

Barista Competition:

The pinnacle of the competition circuit, the Barista Championship, showcases the cutting edge of espresso preparation and service. Serving a series of espresso, milk beverage, and signature drinks to a panel of judges, competitors deliver an exciting 15min curated performance.


Latte Art Competition:

Latte art is the professional signature of a barista. It has also evolved into an increasingly creative and beautiful art form in itself. The ASCA Australian Latte Art Championship is a ten-minute competition showcasing the best in a battle of design, technical execution and creativity


Brewers Cup Competition:

The ASCA Brewers Cup Championship is the fastest growing competition in coffee. It showcases the pure beauty of a brewed specialty coffee. Brewers use traditional and refined hand-brewing techniques whilst telling the story of the coffee’s origins, its producers and its flavour.


Cup Tasters Competition:

The Cup Tasters Championship requires speed, skill and accuracy in distinguishing the taste differences in specialty coffees – with the main objective to pick the odd cup out. Using their skills of smell and taste, the cupper works to identify the odd cup as quickly as possible.


Further details:

Winners from each competition will gain automatic entry to the semifinals and the Australian National Coffee Championships later in the year and the winners there will represent Australia at the World Coffee Championships.


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