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Roast Coffee & Tea Trading Company in Patchogue closing down

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After over a decade in Patchogue Village, the owners of Roast Coffee & Tea Trading Company announced they are closing their doors at the end of the month.

“It’s been a blast,” the official announcement reads. “Thank you to all of our loyal customers, friends and family over the past decade.”

Lifelong residents Evan and Bill Clossen set up shop at 41 East Main St. in Patchogue back in 2010 after discovering their love for roasting fresh coffee at home.

The father and son continued to share this passion with others for over 10 years through their use of single-origin beans and light-medium roasts.

Over time, Roast became a popular gathering spot for friends and family to catch up over a cup of joe — a productive environment for individuals to work, and a place to swing by when in need of a caffeinated pick-me-up.

Many community members expressed their sadness in hearing about the closure.

Tiffany Rivera, manager of Toast Coffeehouse in Patchogue, worked as Roast’s general manager from its humble beginnings in 2010 to 2017.

She reflected on her “great experience” working at Roast and how Bill and Evan fueled everyone’s passion for the “craft of coffee.”

“Bill and Evan were the greatest bosses you could ask for,” Rivera said. “Back then, they really inspired the employees to care about the art of what we were doing and a lot of us from that original crew are still working in coffee today.”

“I carry a lot of their teachings with me still and implement them daily,” Rivera continued. “They taught me about being a good person in business and I’ll be forever grateful to them for that.”

Roast Coffee & Tea Trading Company will continue to operate on an adjusted schedule for the remainder of the month.

The shop is open Monday-Thursday, from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.; Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; and Saturday and Sunday, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Roast is offering a 40 percent-off closeout sale on all retail merchandise through the end of April.

Featured image: Photo by Brian Harmon