Mike Ebert, Founder at Firedancer Coffee Consultants
Mike is a long-time coffee professional and a highly regarded specialty coffee industry expert. Mike's current work is dedicated to helping clients create a personalized strategy to ensure long-term success. He works primarily with roasters, producers and retailers, drawing from his extensive experience in all facets of the specialty coffee supply chain to guide clients in reaching their potential.
Ebert is an Authorized SCA Trainer, holding the professional level certificates in Green Coffee, Sensory Skills, Roasting and Brewing. Mike is also a certified Preventative Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI) and lead trainer for food safety. He has had a hand in many positions up and down the supply chain and continues his volunteer work with the Specialty Coffee Association’s Education Advisory Council which develops new educational experiences for the specialty coffee community.
About Firedancer Coffee Consultants
Firedancer Coffee Consultants is built to help specialty coffee companies achieve success. Firedancer's motto is “the center for all things coffee”; which in short means they have relationships throughout the complete supply chain of coffee.
They work with producers, exporters, importers, roasters, cafes, retail and multiple 3rd party institutions. If they are not the answer, we know someone who is. They also work with multiple sub-contractors in various capacities across the chain to help us achieve success with all our clients.
When working with clients and customers, Mike accumulated piles of paper of his cupping or quality report. It finally becomes quite inefficient to collect and manage all these data. Mike also could not sort these notes without wasting too much time consolidating reports.
Mike was told about Tastify in 2017 and he signed up for a trial. He then realized having digital cupping tool and workspace like Tastify can help he work more efficiently and teach coffee to his clients more effectively.