SAINT ALBANS, WV (WOWK) — “Roasting coffee, brewing a community” is the mission of the Coal River Coffee Company in Saint Albans.
They consider themselves a part of a larger community and wanted to do something to honor Charleston Police Patrolman Cassie Johnson and the self-sacrificing men and women of local law enforcement.
“One of our friends and loyal customers is a police officer. He was like ‘man you guys should do a drink!’, So we took that idea and came up with the blue line drinks,” said Coal River Coffee Company owners, Michael, and Rachel Ervin.
That friend is Lieutenant Philip Bass, who knows first hand how honorable Johnson was.
“There are a lot of people that have never met her but we all do the same job and have the same calling, and you need to be there to support each other,” said Bass.
But, the Ervins thought the “Blue Line” drink wasn’t enough to pay tribute.
“We do want to bless these first responders with more…