As our Mighty Maroons head into battle fighting for their 9th consecutive Origin series win against the Blues, so too does local Queensland business, Merlo Coffee!

Since its beginning 22 years ago, Merlo Coffee have always had their iconic blue logo. But this year, tired of being labelled a Blues supporter, Merlo Coffee is making a monumental move!

During this year’s Origin season, from 26 May to 11 July, Merlo are changing all their takeaway cups from their iconic blue to maroon.

“Merlo Coffee has been blue for 22 years, blue is in our branding DNA, it’s how we are recognised and loved in a competitive world. But we’ve had enough; every State of Origin season we have New South Wales supporters coming in, declaring Merlo a cockroach supporter, a true-blood blue, and it’s devastating to me, to our team and to everything Merlo stands for as a proud Queenslander,” says founder Dean Merlo.

Founder Dean Merlo says everyone must know that Merlo is most definitely a Maroons supporter at heart.

“We have to stamp Maroon on Merlo to answer Billy Moore’s inspirational half time call in Game 1 State of Origin 1995, to stand as tall as the King at Suncorp Stadium and state our intentions – that we are a Queenslander!”

Head on down to your local Merlo store to purchase a collector’s edition maroon cup! Visit to find your nearest store.