In May 2006, Medina Enterprises, a Nevada based company,
purchased the assets of Java Jo’z Coffee & More, LLC, and Emerald
Coast Manufacturing Inc. From this transaction, the principle owner of
Medina formed an association with another individual, and Cuppy’s
Coffee & More, an international coffee franchise, emerged.
Through this transaction, Cuppy’s Coffee obtained
the rights to the logos, assumed the leases and acquired a majority of
the equipment. A majority of the former employees of Java Jo’z were
offered positions and are now employed at Cuppy’s.
Java Jo’z still exists as a licensing company and
is owned by Kim Snowden. Roy and Kim Snowden have no financial, operational,
or legal association with Cuppy’s Coffee.
Although Cuppy’s Coffee holds no legal obligation
to provide marketing, operational, or product support to the Java Jo’z
customers, Cuppy’s has chosen to offer these services to the Java
Since August 2006, Cuppy’s Coffee has been inviting
any coffee business (including Java Jo’z customers) the opportunity
to convert into a Cuppy’s franchise.