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No. Six Depot Coffee Roasters

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4.25(7)

7 ratings
Ratings here are based on aggregated user reviews of individual roasts from No. Six Depot Coffee Roasters.
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4 star
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3 star
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Thoughtful artisan coffee roaster from Western Massachusetts

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No. Six Depot Coffee Roasters is a coffee roaster from West Stockbridge, MA United States. We have 17 cataloged roasts with 7 total reviews with a score of 4.25.

17 roasts

Top Reviews(7)

  • Victoria S-C

    398 roasts rated, avg score of 4.32

    5.00 - Average

    5.00 - Aroma

    5.00 - Finish

    5.00 - Flavor

    5.00 - Acidity

    5.00 - Balance

    Excellent in both ways I consumed it. Incredible aroma. Smooth. Not bitter. Not too acidic. Will buy more of this!

    Cupping Method:Latte with whole milk and iced americano at home

    11 months ago · See more from Victoria
  • Ted Chan, Managing Editor

    1085 roasts rated, avg score of 4.28

    5.00 - Average

    4.50 - Aroma

    5.00 - Value

    5.00 - Finish

    5.00 - Flavor

    4.50 - Acidity

    5.00 - Balance

    This is an outstanding medium roast espresso. It's aromatic, complex, well-balanced, and structured. It makes a lush crema (see photo on the right) and makes great espresso drinks. We had 5 espresso roasts we rated 4 or 4.5 testing in the machine over the past 2 weeks and this one blew them all away. Definitely just need to be aware this is a lighter espresso roast.

    Cupping Method:Spaziale A53 Lucca, 94 degrees celsius. Espresso, latte, iced Americano.

    11 months ago · See more from Ted
  • Ted Chan, Managing Editor

    1085 roasts rated, avg score of 4.28

    4.50 - Average

    4.50 - Aroma

    4.50 - Value

    4.50 - Finish

    4.50 - Flavor

    4.50 - Acidity

    4.50 - Balance

    5.00 - Quality

    I put this medium roast in my espresso machine and got out something pretty remarkable. A perfectly balanced medium shot of espresso with a lush, velvety crema. Earthy with minerality. Wife, not a straight espresso drinker, liked it when I made her sip it.

    Couldn’t get it to work on Moka Pot, brought out a bit too many bitter notes.

    Cupping Method:A53 Lucca Spaziale espresso machine, 94 degrees celsius. Espresso, iced Americano, hot Americano all worked well. Moka pot didn't.

    1 year ago · See more from Ted
  • Victoria S-C

    398 roasts rated, avg score of 4.32

    4.00 - Average

    5.00 - Aroma

    4.00 - Acidity

    4.00 - Balance

    Fine. Not noteworthy, but I drank it all. Great aroma! Not bitter.

    Cupping Method:Black pourover prepared at home

    11 months ago · See more from Victoria
  • Ted Chan, Managing Editor

    1085 roasts rated, avg score of 4.28

    3.00 - Average

    3.50 - Aroma

    3.50 - Flavor

    3.00 - Acidity

    I bought a bag of this, and I haven't gotten a great result from a few different extractions. I think this bag is roasted a bit past light. It's probably a little bit more acidic and maybe a little bit more bitter roast. The most drinkable one I probably did a little bit too much water which softened up the problematic notes a bit.

    Cupping Method:Pourover, v60 and Chemex attempts. Purchased from Concord Market.

    11 months ago · See more from Ted
  • Emily Schadler

    93 roasts rated, avg score of 4.24

    3.00 - Average

    5.00 - Aroma

    3.00 - Value

    3.00 - Finish

    2.00 - Flavor

    2.50 - Acidity

    3.00 - Balance

    The smell was rich and deep so I had high hopes, but the flavor was not very complex. It wasn’t bad, just not great.

    Cupping Method:Pour over

    10 months ago · See more from Emily
  • Scott Greenaway

    133 roasts rated, avg score of 4.25

    3.00 - Average

    3.50 - Aroma

    2.50 - Finish

    3.00 - Flavor

    2.50 - Acidity

    3.00 - Balance

    Unique but relatively weaker flavor, with a dry finish. I was left wishing for a stronger flavor.

    Cupping Method:Vietnamese drip

    10 months ago · See more from Scott

Editor's Overview

In their quest to source exceptional coffees, North Six Depot Coffee Roasters embarks on biannual journeys to coffee-producing countries across the globe. These trips serve as opportunities to connect with coffee growers and gain firsthand insight into the origins of their beloved beverage. Their travels have taken them to diverse regions in Central and South America, Africa, Asia, and even the tropical paradise of Hawaii - wherever the cherished coffee bean thrives.

The experiences gathered during these voyages are woven into the fabric of their ongoing commitment to perfecting the art of roasting and preparing coffee. Moreover, these experiences serve as a means to enlighten their cherished customers about the intricacies of coffee cultivation and to contribute to the well-being of the coffee-growing communities they encounter.

Unwavering in their dedication to quality, they meticulously source coffee that meets specific criteria. Their selection is restricted to the top 10% of the Arabica species, known for its ability to yield delicate and flavorful coffee. To ensure optimum flavor, they seek beans cultivated at elevations ranging from 2000 to 6000 feet above sea level, in regions boasting an equatorial climate blessed with the right mix of rainfall, sunshine, and mild frost-free temperatures. This deliberate approach allows the coffee plants to mature slowly, imbuing each bean with the richest possible flavor.

Environmental consciousness guides their sourcing practices as well. They prioritize shade-grown coffee, which thrives within a natural environment characterized by an assortment of trees of varying heights. This approach not only benefits the quality of the coffee but also contributes to the welfare of migrating birds and eliminates the necessity for pesticides.

The commitment to excellence extends to the harvesting process. They insist on the labor-intensive practice of hand-picking coffee cherries on mountain terraces, ensuring only the ripest cherries make the cut. This stands in stark contrast to commercial-grade production methods that involve mass production and mechanical harvesting, often mixing ripe and unripe cherries.

Equally important is their dedication to the growers themselves. By partnering with farms and co-ops, they go beyond the call of duty, ensuring that fair wages are paid. The smaller scale of these operations means that the proceeds from their premium coffee products directly benefit the growers and their communities. Investments in schools, health clinics, and clean water sources underscore their commitment to fostering sustainable development in these regions. The farmers they work with are not just suppliers but are recognized as leaders within their communities.

While some of their coffee producers are certified organic, they recognize that many small co-ops and farms cannot afford such certifications, which can sometimes be impractical. Instead, they focus on sourcing coffee that adheres to sustainable practices, free from pesticides, and nurtured with natural fertilizers and compost. Every batch of coffee they offer is traceable to its source farm, where the documented practices validate the commitment to sustainability.

In their tireless pursuit of exceptional coffee, their mission goes beyond providing a great cup of joe. It encompasses a dedication to ethical sourcing, environmental responsibility, and community empowerment. With every sip of their coffee, customers partake in a journey that transcends borders, nurtures livelihoods, and celebrates the artistry of coffee cultivation.
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