Connect with Michael:

Partnering With Producers
I partnered with producers in Kintamani, Bali to help build and establish a new mill for centralized processing of coffee cherries harvested from various smallholders in the community.
Licensed Q Grader
In 2014 I obtained my Q Grader certification and in 2017 I successfully calibrated (recertified). This certification enables me to effectively communicate with roasters, baristas, farmers, etc regarding coffee production, flavor profiles, coffee preparation, etc. It also authorizes me to grade coffee and determine if it qualifies as specialty coffee.
Certified Roasting Professional
I am a member of both the Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) as well as the Roaster’s Guild, a trade guild of the SCA. I am certified as Roaster Intermediate.
Authorized SCA Trainer (AST)
I have completed the SCA’s new Authorized SCA Trainer (AST) program and am authorized to train and certify students on the new SCA curriculum.