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Recovery Roast coffee launched to raise scholarship funds

W.Va. - On December 13, BridgeValley Community & Technical College hosted a "Recovery Roast" Coffee tasting. The West Virginia Collegiate Recovery Network (WVCRN) is partnering with Coal River Coffee Company to create an exclusive blend that the WVCRN can sell in order to raise scholarship funds for the network.

The first roast will raise funds for the WVCRN scholarship fund which is available to any student in WV, the ultimate goal is to develop additional roasts specific to each school in the network, with proceeds going toward their institutional recovery scholarship funds.

The WVCRN is an innovative partnership, offering peer recovery support services on ten higher education campuses. This project is supported by federal State Opioid Response funding. The network is comprised of the following institutions: BridgeValley Community and Technical College, Bluefield State College, Concord University, Marshall University, Mountwest Community & Technical College, New River Community and Technical College, Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College, West Virginia Osteopathic School of Medicine, West Virginia State University, and West Virginia Institute of Technology.

The WVCRN selected Coal River Coffee Company to partner with on this project, as they’re passionate about driving change in their local communities and being part of the solutions. To learn more about Coal River Coffee Company and order your WVCRN exclusive Recovery Roast blend visit

Café Appalachia, located in South Charleston, has agreed to be the first local restaurant to partner with the WVCRN and begin serving the Recovery Roast as their signature house blend. Café Appalachia is much more than a coffee house/restaurant; they are a social enterprise helping to break the cycle of addiction by providing prevention, treatment, and reintegration programs for women. To learn more about Café Appalachia visit

Virginia Commonwealth University started this initiative and they are providing mentorship for the launch of this project. To learn more about Virginia Commonwealth University's Coffee Project, visit

If you or someone you know is interested in donating to the WVCRN Scholarship Fund, please mail check or money orders to PO Box 994 Huntington WV 25713.

For more information about the West Virginia Collegiate Recovery Network and view available scholarships, visit



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