We found these for the first time in Starbucks and immediately saw the overwhelming utility in the small plastic device. I wondered why no one had thought of it before now. The best way to describe it is a short (maybe 4 inch long) stick that will block the tiny hole that you drink from while transporting your coffee. Yes – I know BobG just said “that’s what she said” and even I am not sure why.
I know these aren’t new. A little poking around the internet showed me that they date back to at least 2008. This might be the first time I noticed them but I am shocked that I am not seeing them everywhere that serves coffee. No – I don’t spill much and unless the drink is unusually hot I don’t have to worry a lot about it splashing out. That being said anyone picking up coffee for someone else would likely appreciate having the “splash stick” in the cups they are carrying. Again – maybe late to the party but no less impressed with this innovation. Other coffee places should take note.