It's been a whirlwind of the last few weeks for the Tri-Cities based Roasters Coffee. It now appears to sources that its founder and owner Wes Heyden is resigning his position in the company.

The news broke with KAPP/KVEW reporting that Roasters Coffee Owner/Founder has resigned on the heels of several protests against the company in the last few weeks.

The final hit for the embattled Coffee company is that several of Roasters employees held a protest over the weekend on Burden Avenue in Pasco over the Black Lives Matter movement.

KAPP/KVEW saw a text message reportedly from Wes Heyden from an anonymous employee announcing his resignation:

All of you have been amazing supporters of Roasters Coffee’s desire to serve and love all, unfortunately I have no other option but to resign immediately. I will be handing over all authority to the long term employees that have helped build this company since we began. I love all of you and know that these kinds of experiences will be challenging but will bring out the best in everyone.

Building this company was a labor of love. It was never about the money or the success, rather the desire to serve others, and in serving find a purpose to life. We did that and we do it well..

With this change I am confident Roasters will prevail without me much better than it did with me. I want to thank you all from the bottom of my heart and I will always be available from afar for anyone that ever wants to reach out to me..

I love you, care for you, and look forward to seeing all of you continue to grow into the amazing people you are and will become.

The story is still breaking and you can follow more updates from KAPP/KVEW here.

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