The Tip Jar-Keep that Coffee in Your Cup: 4 Easy Ways to Avoid Spilling

Tuesday July 1, 2014 // By Matthew Moseley

BPS® Tip JarIt happens every morning, you fill up your mug and you begin the treacherous journey to sit down and enjoy it.  Then tragedy strikes, the continuous waves of deliciousness jump over the rim of your mug and crash in various shades of brown and tan upon your floor.  Your coffee has spilled and you’re left thinking, “why does this always have to happen to me!?”  Believe me, it’s not just you.

Science has proven that you, along with all other humans, are naturally inclined to spill your coffee.  It’s true! After hours of award-winning observation, research, and analysis of the biomechanics of walking, the complex motion of the mug, and the low-viscosity-liquid dynamics of coffee; researchers concluded that the average human walks at just the right pace for our stride to match the frequency needed to create growing oscillations, or wave-action, that will produce a spill.  Or in layman’s terms, the way we walk plus the way coffee sloshes in a cup will produce spillage.  Don’t stress out yet, they also were able to ascertain a few easy ways to combat the calamity of losing coffee.  

Beautiful latte art spilling.

First, avoid using standard mugs for drinking coffee.  The tests showed that the standard mug’s shape and size were, in a large part, a factor that increased the likelihood of spilling.  They suggest trying mugs that are taller, not perfectly cylindrical, or have a different diameter of the opening.  So pull out your most unique, oddly-shaped mug and raise it in a toast to all the designers out there that asked, “what else could a mug look like?”  

Second, slow and steady wins the race.  It may seem like the quicker you reach your destination the less time you will have to make a mistake; in turn, giving you a better chance of keeping all the coffee where it belongs, in your cup.  However, walking faster can actually increase the sloshing and lead to larger waves which are more likely to escape.  So, what did they suggest?  Start slow, and gradually increase your speed.  Make sure to avoid any sudden increases or decreases in your pace and your coffee should experience smooth sailing.

Latte Gets Spilled

Third, keep your eye on the prize! That’s right, when participants watched the contents of the mug they were less likely to spill.  We know that focusing can be an arduous task in the mornings; but, if you are anything like us,  keeping your eye on that morning coffee is instinctive.

So, we may not be scientists here at BPS, but we do have one last solution to help you as well.

If you’re on the go and want to avoid spilling try a Cruzin’ Cap.  Never heard of them?  These are nifty, durable plastic stickers designed to cover and seal the mouth hole of any disposable lid to ensure your drink will stay in that cup.  What if you want a sip before you reach your destination? You’re in luck, Cruzin’ Caps are designed to re-stick so you can keep that coffee in your cup the entire time you’re enjoying it.  At only three cents per cap, Cruzin’ Caps are a cheap, decorative way to make sure you get the most out of all of your cups of coffee.  And don't forget they are reusable! 

Spilled coffee is never good let Cruzin Cap help you out

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August 25, 2014

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