Put a New Lid On It!

The aroma as it brews and when you bring it to your lips, the warmth of the mug as you wrap your hands around it, how you can feel the warmth trickle down the back of your throat to your belly…I am sure there is no argument when we say that there is nothing quite like that first sip of coffee in the morning.

Coffee has been an age old tradition and as we pack every minute of every day, it seems like disposable travel cups and lids are part of that tradition nowadays. The main goal of these lids are to keep the coffee warm and in the cup, but have you ever stopped to think about how differently coffee flows out of the little hole in the lid compared to how it flows freely from your mug?

viora lid

Coffee just flows smoother from your mug and this train of thought was used to create the Viora Lid. Instead of having a lid with a small hole, Viora has created a lid that mimics the way a coffee mug works. It has a brand new design that has a reservoir that the coffee pours into and then you sip it from the lid itself.

viora lid specks

The lid also helps capture the coffee aroma as it flows, similar to how a wine is properly served. This lid truly encompasses how coffee should be drank, especially on the go. As an added bonus, the lid also prevents the splash of hot liquids that often occurs with the to-go lids we use now. While this is a relatively new, yet simple idea, it has the potential to change how we can truly ENJOY to-go coffee.

viora lid splash

Again, why didn’t we think of that? :)


An Alarming Re-Branding

nescafe alarm top

While we’re on the subject of innovative alarm clocks {see our recent perk post} we came across this cute gem. Nescafe has created their own type of alarm clock that is simple yet has a clever twist to it {pun intended!}. This alarm clock is actually the lid to your coffee grounds. In an effort to re-brand themselves, Nescafe has created a limited supply of their special alarm clocks in a gift box.

nescafe alarm box

Simply, these stylish lids have an alarm that is underneath the lid. You put the lid on the Nescafe coffee and set the alarm for the desired wake-up time. Once it goes off, the only way to turn it off is to take the lid off. Not sure that one could be any closer to making their coffee than having to open up your grounds to turn your alarm clock off! These boxes include coffee, the special alarm clock lid, a mug, and a booklet to describe Nescafe history and the items included.

nescafe alarm three

Such a simple idea yet very effective and I love anything that gives me an excuse to play with my coffee. Hhmmm…I wonder which alarm tone I would choose?

What are some innovative ways you’ve used to help you get to your coffee quicker?