New Invention Puts the Lid on Coffee Spills

By: | May 26th, 2014

There’s a problem with coffee lids that’s been brewing since we first put a top on our java so we could take it with us. The second we go mobile, we get splashed, burned and lose a lot of that liquid that gets us going every day.

Coffee shop menus have gotten more complex with our caramel frappucinos and vanilla macchiatos. But the lids have surprisingly stayed close to the same as they were 40 years ago.

Seattle-based Vaporpath looks to change all that with its new invention. The Viora Lid directs coffee splashes right back into the drink well that eventually drains back into your cup.

The new design of the Viora Lid also emulates drinking from a coffee mug instead of cautiously sipping from a tiny hole in a lid that generally leads to a burnt tongue.

And if you are into to saving the environment, the lid is recyclable.

Marshall Smith

Technology, engineering, and design enthusiast.

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