About Us


In 2005 hometown resident Kathy Heeren-Ellis finally saw her dream come true – when she opened the doors at Cuppa Java in Winnebago. Cuppa Java is an independent coffeehouse and serves as an oasis for area residents and travelers. We are located at the busy intersection of Winnebago Road and US Highway 20. Since opening, the drink menu and pastries have become a favorite among travelers from Dubuque, Chicago, and Galena as well as her regulars that come in each day.

Whether you are busy and need a great drink in a hurry or want to sit by the fire and read a book or maybe visit with the friendly baristas or other patrons, you can relax and enjoy the great atmosphere with your drink. Cuppa Java is an upscale coffeehouse. “Many customers comment on the decor of the coffeehouse. They are surprised to see something like this outside of Chicago, ” Heeren-Ellis said.


Cuppa Java uses DaVinci syrups, the finest Ghiradelli chocolate sauces, and of course our specialty coffee. Kathy and her staff research the best flavored coffees, imported teas, and gourmet pastries to offer only the premier items to the customers! “It is so rewarding to have customers come in and tell you we have spoiled them,” Kathy said. “They tell us our coffee is great and our service is wonderful. We make the drinks exactly like they want and they tell their friends about us. We know we have a great product and we never get tired of hearing it from our customers.”

Cuppa Java’s menu recently expanded to include cafe sandwiches, wraps, soup, and breakfast sandwiches. There is also a great line of mugs, candies, and other gift items for any occasion. There are always new products arriving and are a nice compliment to the coffee bar and pastry selection

Cuppa Java also provides catering for meetings and lunches. From pastries to coffee-to-go and boxed lunches – all are available for delivery or pick-up.

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