ʻŌlelo Noʻeau Kope Mug
ʻŌlelo Noʻeau Kope Mug
ʻŌlelo Noʻeau Kope Mug

ʻŌlelo Noʻeau Kope Mug

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Mugs are great for anyone who is looking to make their morning coffee, afternoon tea, or any hot beverage even more special. At Maoli, we love our mugs in the morning because we believe Hawai’i is so beautiful when the sun just starts to come up. Our mugs help us start our day off on the right foot by making us laugh, smile, feel confident, or grateful for whatever the day will bring.

  • Ceramic mug.
  • 11oz mug dimensions: height - 3.85" (9.8 cm), diameter - 3.35" (8.5 cm).
  • Dishwasher and microwave safe.
  • Premium artwork by indigenous designers.
  • Custom, trademark graphic.


    The Kope ʻŌlelo Noʻeau (coffee Hawaiian proverb) design is a Maoli-authored, playful ʻōlelo noʻeau (Hawaiian proverb) to honor our ever-present morning pick-me-up: the cup of coffee. 

    With this design, we honor the important pause at the start of every day before we tackle the problems of the world. For some, that pause comes in the form of enjoying a cup of coffee. 

    The proverb translates as follows:

    ʻO ke kope ka mua… (The coffee is first…)

    A laila nā pilikia a pau o ka honua nei. (And then comes all the problems of the world.)

    The term mānaleo means "native speaker". Get a good laugh by showing this mug off to any friends, family members or colleagues that know the Hawaiian language and are avid coffee fans.


    We've partnered with some stellar organizations who are taking garment printing into the 21st century with DTG (direct-to-garment) printing technology. This means, everything at Maoli is made to order and we don’t have a warehouse full of clothes lying around. This reduces the clothing waste in our business to nearly zero. 

    Our eco-friendly water-based inks provide unlimited color combinations and make detailed prints pop without reducing their vibrancy in the wash. Reducing toxicity in the environment is one of our top priorities. 

    Whenever possible, we also use organic, recycled, or sustainable fabrics to manufacture our apparel. We aim to make our products good for your body and for the ʻāina (land).

    We encourage our customers and our community to demand more from us when it comes to sustainability. Have an idea? Please don’t hesitate to reach out!