A cup of take-away coffee is the beginning of the morning for many people. The fragrant coffee carried on the road is always a temptation, making you want to take a sip. However, some cup lids are designed so that they cannot be closed once they are opened. After a sip, the coffee becomes easy to overflow with the pace or the vibration of the car, and even splash on the body. The small coffee cup lid has been continuously improved since its introduction, just to solve this problem: to prevent coffee from spilling on the road.
The coffee lids can be divided into four types: peel, pinch, pucker and puncture.
Peel cup lid, that is, a small piece of film is torn off from the notched position to drink coffee. This design is still common today.
The design of the pinch cup lid is similar to the peel type, except that when opening, you need to use the pressure of your thumb and index finger to buckle the lid, instead of completely tearing it off.
Pucker cup lid allows users to drink coffee directly from the raised mouthpiece on the lid, so their lips will not touch the cup surface, which looks like they are pouting.
Puncture cup lid allows drinkers to press the raised button down. When the button is recessed, cracks will occur, which keeps the lid intact and avoids accidentally tearing the lid when pulling.
The design of the peel cup lid has shortcomings. If the lid is removed, it is equivalent to opening an unblockable gap, and the liquid will spill out at any time. At the same time, the design of the puncture cup lids sometimes makes the fingers directly touch the hot coffee in the cup.
"The question is, can we design a kind of hot coffee lids that can keep the lid intact and prevent spills, but also make it easy for people to take a sip at any time?" Harpman pointed out the question, which is the source of the designer's motivation for innovation.
For this reason, different forms of cup lids began to appear, and the most diverse innovation among them was the pucker cup lid.
In recent years, this coffee cup lid has been widely used, for example, Starbucks has adopted a similar design.
But the space for innovation is not shrinking because of this. Coffee cup lids always have different requirements to cater to. If you add a pressing point to mark the taste on the lid, it is convenient for the coffee brewer to cooperate with the drinker's choice.
Stepping into the 21st century, foam coffee has become very popular, so there are also lids that have been changed to bulge to accommodate the foam.
In addition, there are also many interesting designs, such as a Korean-designed coffee cup lid, with the lid protruding into the shape of the nose and lips, allowing the drinker to kiss the coffee while sipping.