The coffee sleeve was invented and patented by Jay Sorenson in 1993 (under the trademarked name Java Jackets),
and are now common fixtures in coffee houses that use disposable paper cups, like Starbucks.
Ted Alpert continued innovation in this segment with the Comfort Grip Wrap insulating sleeve. This patented
product offers several performance improvements to traditional paper sleeves.
Coffee sleeves should not be confused with fixed cup holders.
In the 2008 movie Made of Honor, Patrick Dempsey's character Thomas 'Tom' Bailey invented the coffee cup
sleeve and calls it the "coffee collar."