Claudia McMullin, Owner
Dogs: Hugo & Ruby
The inspiration and face of the company is Hugo himself! While running the (formerly known as) Friends of Animals Rescue eight years ago, Claudia fostered a mixed breed American Bulldog/hound/other-miscellaneous-breed(s) puppy and ended up adopting him. Hugo is a strong boy, both in personality and in body, so the Black Paw French Roast is the perfect cuppa joe to get his morning started. He is full of energy, and so when not joining his parents for a run, swim or bike ride, Hugo typically works (read: naps) from home. He is the perfect, lovable face for Hugo Coffee, the local, small batch roasting company committed to supporting dog rescue with every cup.
At the opposite end of the canine spectrum is Hugo's adopted sister, Ruby. Ruby is a sweet, loyal and caring senior lady. She is tried and true and appreciates the same qualities in her favorite coffee, Bonafido Dark Roast. This Lab/Pyrenees mix was adopted from the Grantville Animal Shelter and loves being an oversized lap dog. She guards her parents from the rambunctious Hugo and is never shy about keeping her famous brother in check.
John Lynn, Head Roaster
Meet Rivers, an almost-three-year-old super mutt! When the Nuzzles and Co. Team headed to the Navajo Reservation to help rescue homeless dogs and puppies, Rivers was among those brought back to Park City. It was love at first sight for his now dog dad, Head Roaster John. John is an avid outdoorsman, and can often be caught fishing in his spare time, so it is only fitting that he gave this special guy the name he did! When not assisting his dad come up with delicious new coffee blends, Rivers loves helping John, who is originally and proudly from Louisiana, cheer on the LSU football team, while making a mean pot of gumbo! Rivers has grown up to be a sophisticated gentleman, and continues to learn “New Tricks,” which, coincidentally, is his favorite Hugo Coffee blend!
Beth Brown, Operations Director
Dogs: Scarlet & Rhett
Roo! Roo! It's Beth's hounds! Scarlet, a Black and Tan Coonhound, celebrated her 15th birthday this year! She was adopted as a mischievous youth from Fuburbia (now Nuzzles & Co.), and while her nose will still take her on adventures from time to time, this sweet old lady loves spending her days curled up on a soft blanket, while watching Netflix and enjoying a nice, calming cup of Downward Dog Decaf!
Scarlet’s brother, Rhett, on the other hand, wants to be where all the action is. It is no surprise that this Bluetick Coonhound is a fan of the Howler Espresso! This energetic boy, like his sister, was adopted from Furburia nine years ago, though you would never guess he is a ‘senior’ dog! Rhett will fetch anything his mom throws for him until her arm physically cannot throw anymore… and after that, he will throw it for himself! Rhett’s other hobbies include swimming, or anything else in the water (a rare dog who loves baths!), patrolling the yard, and reminding all of his friends at the dog park that he is a hound with his magnificent signature howl!
Jake Sirianni, Roaster
Riley, a dapper nine-year-old Australian Shepherd, came to Utah from Idaho as a pup. This guy is Team Hugo’s all-star sports canine. Riley enjoys walking and hiking for miles with his dad, Jake, and can be found participating in any activity that involves a ball! Being a speedy and sly guy, he has been known for stealing many basketballs away from his human teammates on the court. Aside from sports, he has an interest in the culinary arts. He is happy to lend a helping paw as the “Cheese Supervisor” to anyone in the kitchen, though there may not be any cheese left by the time the recipe calls for it! Riley is also highly intelligent- Say ‘roll over’ to him, and you will be delighted by his signature move, or perhaps he will bring you a cup of his favorite coffee, the Roll Over Breakfast Blend!