Firedancer Coffee Consultants
Who We Are
Mike and Renee are the founders of Firedancer Coffee Consultants which they created to help specialty coffee companies achieve success. Between them they have extensive experience in all facets of the specialty beverage supply chain and offer an educational approach to help create the right strategy for long term success.
Our motto is “the center for all things coffee”; which in short means we have relationships throughout the complete supply chain of coffee. We work with producers, exporters, importers, roasters, cafes, retail and multiple 3rd party institutions. If we are not the answer, we know someone who is. We also work with multiple sub-contractors in various capacities across the chain to help us achieve success with all our clients.
Mike 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.
Renee manages the education programs Firedancer Coffee Consultants and can assist clients in the design and development of their training programs for specialty coffee. Espinoza is an Authorized SCA Trainer, holding the professional level certificates in Barista Skills, Brewing and Roasting. Renee was co-chair of the first Professional Development Committee for the SCAA and rolled out the first Instructor Development Program for SCAA Instructors. She has extensive experience in events, restaurant and café management as well as the creation and implementation of employee training programs. Renee is also a past board member of the International Women’s Coffee Alliance and current Founder of the newly formed US Women in Coffee Association which is a US chapter for the IWCA.