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Posted: Jul 9, 2014 - 12:56pm

We Tried the Disposable Coffee Lid of the Future And It's Actually Great

We Tried the Disposable Coffee Lid of the Future And It's Actually Great

For all our crippling caffeine addictions, the disposable coffee cup is a highly imperfect art at best. Seattle-based company Vaporpath wants to change that with a total coffee cup lid overhaul. But is the fancy new redesign actually superior to its classic brethren? We decided to find out for ourselves.

First, the claim. Vaporpath's Viora coffee lid addresses quite a few java-related issues that, until now, we've been fairly content to suffer through without much thought. Whereas typical coffee lids take on a more bowl-like shape to catch (but also keep, irritatingly) any rogue, squirting liquid, the Viora lid looks almost like a dissected funnel.

The wider mouth should in theory make it easier to control your coffee intake, while the slanted lid directs any spillage right back into the cup where it belongs. What's more, the three-times-the-size opening hypothetically gives you a much better sense of your coffee's aroma. Which, assuming you're drinking something decent, can turn what was essentially a joyless caffeine IV into a legitimately pleasant experience.

Filling our cups with some freshly brewed Hair Bender (a medium-dark roast from small-batch, Portland roaster Stumptown) we asked our resident coffee expert, Michael Hession, whether or not the fairly lofty claims held up.

 

According to Hession, there is definitely a noticeable difference in the two drinking experiences. The Viora really is more comparable to drinking out of a ceramic mug. With a mug, the open mouth allows for a controlled intake of air along with your liquid, which is key for aeration and, consequently, key to more flavorful slurps. What's more, since 75 percent of taste comes from your sense of smell, the tight-lipped lid of old severely cheats you out of the full flavor experience. When we drank out of the Viora, though, the extra space in the opening left the aroma free to waft up into out nostrils, bringing out far more of the coffee's smokier, semi-sweet chocolate notes.

The other key improvement is temperature. With a traditional lid, you can either wait for your coffee to cool or risk a burnt mouth. The Viora, though, allowed us to suck up some air with our coffee, meaning a sip cooled before it ever hit our tongues. It may not necessarily be an overwhelming difference, but as the first major lid innovation in 30 years, it's definitely a welcome one.


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Posted: Jun 27, 2014 - 9:49am

 DaveInVA wrote:


 
Fock YAH !  Double double!
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Posted: Jun 27, 2014 - 9:46am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

WTF.

 
Thats what I thought when I saw it also...
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Posted: Jun 27, 2014 - 9:40am

 DaveInVA wrote:


 
WTF.
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Posted: Jun 27, 2014 - 9:37am


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Posted: May 26, 2014 - 3:05pm

 miamizsun wrote:




 
I could handle that.
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Posted: May 26, 2014 - 6:28am

 miamizsun wrote:




 
muchos grassyass
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Posted: May 26, 2014 - 6:13am

 Red_Dragon wrote:
yes, please

 


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Posted: May 26, 2014 - 6:08am

yes, please
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Posted: May 26, 2014 - 6:06am



want a cup? i'm buying

colo dark roast

very tasty


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Posted: May 20, 2014 - 12:14pm

Special Lab House Blend. Good stuff.{#Good-vibes}


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Posted: May 20, 2014 - 11:45am

coffee

Piping Hot!   Just 5¢!
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Posted: May 8, 2014 - 10:07am

 MsJudi wrote:
I need to find a coffee filter container. I've looked all over the web with little success. I found a plastic shelf thing, but I don't want to keep them in a shelf, and a big, heavy ceramic jar thing but that's just overkill. Both Tupperwear and BrylaneHome used to have plastic containers for them, with a lid, and that's all I'm looking for. Does anyone have a link to something like that?

 
There's a whole section on eBay for Tupperware Coffee stuff.
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Posted: May 8, 2014 - 8:42am

I need to find a coffee filter container. I've looked all over the web with little success. I found a plastic shelf thing, but I don't want to keep them in a shelf, and a big, heavy ceramic jar thing but that's just overkill. Both Tupperwear and BrylaneHome used to have plastic containers for them, with a lid, and that's all I'm looking for. Does anyone have a link to something like that?
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Posted: May 8, 2014 - 8:35am

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Posted: Feb 26, 2014 - 8:37am

 Proclivities wrote:

In general, African coffees are much fuller-and deeper-flavored than coffees from other continents; I prefer them, but they're harder to find and more expensive.  With very dark roasts, much of the strong flavor is essentially carbon, from the beans being burned.

 
Mmmm carbon.


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Posted: Feb 26, 2014 - 8:32am

 Coaxial wrote:
I have some Kenyan coffee on the way...It is supposed to to be so strong they recommend 4 ounce cups. I can't wait...This dark Italian roast from South America is pretty dark but really looking forward to trying the African.

 
In general, African coffees are much fuller-and deeper-flavored than coffees from other continents; I prefer them, but they're harder to find and more expensive.  With very dark roasts, much of the strong flavor is essentially carbon, from the beans being burned.


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Posted: Feb 26, 2014 - 8:02am

 miamizsun wrote:

be careful

last time i had something like that i cut my lawn with a pair of scissors and washed my car with a tooth brush
 
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These baseboards are not going to clean themselves....
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Posted: Feb 26, 2014 - 7:27am

 Coaxial wrote:
I have some Kenyan coffee on the way...It is supposed to to be so strong they recommend 4 ounce cups. I can't wait...This dark Italian roast from South America is pretty dark but really looking forward to trying the African.

 
be careful

last time i had something like that i cut my lawn with a pair of scissors and washed my car with a tooth brush

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Posted: Feb 26, 2014 - 6:54am

I have some Kenyan coffee on the way...It is supposed to to be so strong they recommend 4 ounce cups. I can't wait...This dark Italian roast from South America is pretty dark but really looking forward to trying the African.
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