The 2009 Victorian Cupping Championships
The Australian Cupping Championships (ACC) is the highlight of the Australian Coffee Roasters year.
Growing in popularity every year, the ACC seeks to find the best Cupper to represent Australia at the World Cupping Championships held annually through the Specialty Coffee Association of Europe (SCAE), an affiliate of the Australasian Specialty Coffee Association (AASCA).
Both Regional and State Finals are run across Australian States with Cuppers having to The competition is organised as a number of triangular tests. 3 cups are set up. 2 of which are identical. The aim of the competition is for the participant to identify the odd cup out. This can be achieved any way the competitor prefers. We are only testing the cuppers ability to discriminate between coffees not to identify them. This is done because the ability to identify will depend on the tasters coffee cultural background.
In the competition 8 triangular tests are set up and the competitor who singles out the most correct cups from the 8 sets, wins. If there is a tie where more than one competitor has the same score, then the one that completed the task in the shortest time wins.
The AustralAsian Specialty Coffee Association (AASCA) was founded in 2001 by a group of very enthusiastic coffee lovers. We want to provide a first quality coffee association to fellow coffee lovers, roasters, growers, equipment suppliers, offices, barista, cafes and restaurants of Australasia.
What makes AASCA different? It is a not-for-profit whole-of-industry association, registered under Federal legislation for Australia-wide coverage. The association has over 15 categories of membership and is open to anyone with an interest in specialty coffee.
AASCA has secured the pathway for up-and-coming Cuppers to compete for Australia at the World Cupping Championship through its relationship with the true Specialty Coffee Associations of:
and World Barista Championship (WBC), and SCAE World Latte Art Championship.
Our Objectives Include:
Holding the Australian Cupping Championship, and sponsoring our national Cupping champion to the World Cupping Championship;
Create and maintain Roasting quality control standards for the Australasian region;
Develop and manage specialty coffee festivals across Australia;
To form alliances with other likeminded organisations at an international level;
To endorse quality work practices amongst those involved in the processing, distribution consumption and education of specialty coffee.