Who is the Founder

Maree O'Connor
Hi, I’m Maree and I have created a simple and beautiful product called the Coffee Cuff.

A bit about me!
I live in Noosa on the Sunshine Coast of Australia and my life is really, really, really busy so I really like to keep things simple. I’m sure you relate!

I’m the first to admit that when I’m on the run (not from the law, just from the kids or someone else), I love a quick takeaway drink and I really like it a particular way… a ‘large strong skinny hot chocolate with no marshmallows in my  reusable cup’.

Do I ask for that? Of course not. I fumble around asking for a skinny hot chocolate, strong... you know with extra chocolate (then I feel like a small child), just because I don’t like it too milky, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. I don’t even mention the ‘no marshmallow’.

Time goes by… they call out a name.

Usually ‘Murray’ because with a name like Maree it's going to be something along those lines Maree/Marie/Mary/Maria/Maureen/Murray etc.

So I’m often left wondering “Am I Murray???”

I jump up and clarify “Is this a Hot Chocolate for Maree?” and yes it’s always mine and yes there’s always a fluffy pink ball sitting on top.

I have witnessed so many variations of this story and if you ask cafe staff what annoying things we do during our ordering, the list is long.

My post-cuff game
So fast forward to now and my ordering game is STRONG!

I saunter into a cafe to grab a HC TO GO and hand over my cup. The staff are stoked. They love my Coffee Cuff because they are clear on what I want and basically they can just get the shit done!

I don’t tell them large because it’s clear by the size of my cup; I don’t need to fumble around my order to the cashier; and NO-ONE needs to know my name because when it’s made they lovingly place it on the counter, call out 'Hot Chocolate'? and I just grab my cup and head out.

Whatever variation of my experience you may encounter, or if you are among the gifted and these ‘first-world’ problems don’t touch you but you love the cuff… then thank you for your support and I really look forward to seeing your personal combo soon.

Maree x