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Tired of leaky lids, coffee guzzlers seek the perfect fit

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Prospect Perk coffee shop in the the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn offers the dome lid and the flat lid. (Photo by Ilana Panich-Linsman for CNS)

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Different lids have proliferated in the coffee carrying industry. (Photo by Ilana Panich-Linsman for CNS)

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The classic flat pull-back lid. (Photo by Ilana Panich-Linsman for CNS)

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The perfect cup of joe is no longer just about what's in the brew; it's also about what sits on top. What were once simple plastic lids are now engineered with strategic grooves and interlocking and moving parts.


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