No. Six Depot Roastery
City: West Stockbridge, MA,
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About Us
Our commitment
We try to make as many trips to producing countries as we're able so we can see how the farmers grow their crops, their sustainable methods for using all byproducts, their ways of processing the beans, roasting the beans and preparing the brew. We've been to multiple countries in South America, Central America, Africa, Asia and India in our pursuits. Even our son, Sebastian spent 6 months in Hawaii and Indonesia working with coffee farms--to meet with our producers and form direct relationships with them. We bring these experiences back home in our continuing effort to roast and prepare better coffee, to inform our customers, and to help provide better lives for growers.

Despite the regional differences of the various green coffees, we scrupulously source coffee that is:

From the top 10% of the Arabica species. Arabica trees produce a more delicate, flavorful coffee.
Grown at high altitudes 2000-6000 feet, above sea level, in an equatorial climate with rainfall, sun and mild frost-free temperatures. This allows the plants to mature slowly and ensure the most flavor in each bean.
Shade-grown in a natural environment of varied stories of trees, friendly to migrating birds, producing better coffee, and eliminating the need for pesticides.
Hand-picked on mountain terraces and graded for excellence. Commercial grades are mass produced and mechanically harvested mixing ripe and unripe cherries.
Purchased from farms or co-ops that go beyond paying a fair wage. As they are small farms and co-ops the proceeds from their premium products go directly to the growers and their communities to provide schools, health clinics and clean water. These farmers are seen as leaders in their communities.
Grown using organic and sustainable methods. Many small co-ops and farms cannot afford the organic or fair trade certifications and, in some cases, these do not serve them well; despite the fact that they utilize organic methods and profits go directly to co-op members and their community. All of our coffee is traceable to the farm where their practices are documented for no pesticides, sustainability, natural fertilizers and compost.
Certified Organic
Shade Grown