I'm Scott, founder of Coaltown Coffee Roasters, a specialty coffee roastery based in Ammanford South Wales and we supply The Meadow with their signature espresso.
I started Coaltown when I was 19 years old, with an ambition to bring an industry to my ex Mining Community, where there is virtually no prospect for people who leave school with little to no qualifications, like myself.
The aim is to train local people to a high standard in the coffee industry, learn an artisan craft so they have transferrable skills and find employment in their locality or further afield.
We started small, on a 4kg roaster I built with my Dad, which led us on to a Probat 12kg roaster that we use today. We are restoring a vintage 1958 75kg probat roaster reported to be one of the best roasting machines in the world which will enable us to increase our capacity. We found the roaster rusting in a field in Rome and we had quite an experience getting it back to Nottingham where it has been lovingly restored to its original condition - an entire story in itself!
We seasonly import high grade arabica coffee from around the coffee growing regions of the world, choosing them for their unique personality and flavour. We source our coffee ethically, from direct relationships with farms through our partners Falcon Specialty, who ensure growers are paid a high price for their harvests to further improve quality and sustainability.
We are proud that every bean of our coffee is roasted in Ammanford :)
We love working with The Meadow because they share the same passion for quality and ethical products through transparent supply chains guaranteeing quality and providing the best possible products to their customers.
We are really looking forward to taking things to the next level and the support from our amazing customers has been outstanding allowing us to achieve our goal, we would not be able to do it without them….. A big thank you!!!