Ammanford

Ammanford, or Rhydaman in Welsh, is Coaltown’s hometown. It’s a relatively new town, only taking its current name in 1880 when it changed from being named Cross Inn, after an inn placed at the convergence of several of its roads.

The people of Ammanford had been mining coal for their own homes for hundreds of years, but when the industrial revolution began and it became clear there was a huge demand for coal to power steam trains and factory works, they decided they could supply this demand. Investment in railway infrastructures and a huge migration of workers from all over the British Isles lead to a massive population rise and houses, schools and shops started springing up quickly. The energy of Ammanford quickly shifted from that of a sleepy agricultural community to a vibrant industrial town.

As a result of the sharp decline of coal mining in the 1970s, the industry in Ammanford started dying, culminating in the last of the collieries closing in 2003 and resulting in the loss of 100 jobs. Ammanford’s economy was wrecked and entered into a recession following these events, which is why we started Coaltown—to bring a new industry to the town we love.

Today, Ammanford’s population is about 5,500, and the town is famous for beautiful nature walks, amazing caves, its tight-knit community and, now, for its new form of Black Gold; coffee.


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ESPRESSO BAR

Stop by our roastery espresso bar for our full range of coffee beverages and alternative drinks with a seasonal range of cake options available.

We also stock our full range of coffees and popular brew equipment in our retail area.

we have on site parking for cars and bikes plus outdoor seating for dog walkers or to just enjoy the Ammanford sunshine.

Opening Times

09:00AM ~ 4:00pm Monday to Sunday

Pick Up Service

we offer a pick up service at our roastery in Ammanford for web placed orders. Simply select the Pick up option as you begin your checkout and we will send you an email when it is ready to be collected.

Workshop courses

Our home COFFEE workshopS PROVIDE a crash course in brewing coffee, covering everything from coffee ORIGIN AND fundamentals, TO HOW TO BREW DELICIOUS COFFEE FOR ANY BREW METHOD.

OUR WORKSHOPS ARE TAUGHT FROM THE HEART OF OUR ROASTERY HQ OVERLOOKING OUR ENTIRE PRODUCTION OPERATION

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE INVOLED IN ONE OF OUR UPCOMING WORKSHOPS, OR PURCHASE ONE AS THE PERFECT COFFEE INSPIRED GIFT, CHECK OUR AVAILABILITY BELOW.


Roastery FAQ's

Do you sell retail coffee in the roastery?

yes, we sell all our coffee blends and current single origins in our retail area, as well as coaltown merchandise and coffee brew equipment.

Are dogs allowed in the roastery?

Yes! Dogs are more than welcome in our roastery cafe. with your permission, we may even feature them on our Coaltown instagram account.

Is food sold in the roastery?

We currently offer a selection of seasonal cakes to eat in our take away.

Is there public parking at the roastery?

The roastery has ample parking and a bike rack for secure cycle storage whilst visiting.

Do we provide roastery tours?

We do not currently run tours of the roastery, although we do run regular coffee workshops that include a small tour of our roastery operation. If you are interested in our workshop courses you can check our availability here.

Can i book a table at the Roastery?

we do not operate a table booking service, so it is a first-come, first-served system, but there is ample seating available.


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