Monday, January 19, 2009

Musings on coffee - lids that is.

I bought a cup of coffee 'to go' today and I am marveling at the lid. Remember when 'to go' cup lids were just flat pieces of plastic? Truckers figured out that you could tear a notch in the lid and safely drink the coffee with lower risk of spillage. Next came little perforations that did essentially the same thing, but were more, you know, official. Now lids have a shoulder and a little hole for sipping. Well, folks, I'm drinking out of the Next Generation of 'to go' lids. Yes, the little hole has a cover that slides open and closed, just like you'd find on a travel mug. Its incredibly fancy and very cool.