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.

1 comment:

Joyce said...

Hi Margaret. I'm a reporter and just happen to be writing a story about coffee cup lids. This is a new one that I've never seen! I'd love to speak with you about your coffee lid experience. Please contact me at if you're willing to share. I'm writing under deadline, so it would be great to speak soon. Thanks, and hope to hear from you.