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No. Six Depot Coffee

Creatively roasted and blended coffees in small batches from the heart of the Berkshire Mountains

by Hans Aschim
on 27 March 2014

When it comes to roasting coffee, smaller quantities often yield better results; with the roaster able to pay closer attention to the process and variances in beans. For Buenos Aires-born Flavio Lichtenthal, owner of No. Six Depot—a roaster and cafe tucked away in the Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts—a love of finely roasted coffee was born from a passion for music and food; two entities that rely on a blend of technical skill and passion to get things just right. The tongue-in-cheek Seck-Sie Blend sees the rich Sumatra Mandheling bean roasted three ways to draw out various characteristics in the bean, then carefully blended to create a harmonious yet rich brew. We detected a wide range of notes with a bright and herbal nose and a deep molasses finish—a perfect morning coffee for those looking to go a bit darker than your run-of-the-mill breakfast blend.

The Seck-Sie Blend (along with 11 other in-house roasted and blended varieties) are available from No. Six Depot online where a 12oz bag sells for $10.

Photo by Graham Hiemstra

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