Clean Coffee was founded around a central idea: that it is time for disposable coffee lids to be improved. Putting your mouth on a contaminated surface is the easiest way to get sick, and it happens millions of times a day. But it doesn’t have to…
With our lid, now when you get a cup of coffee or tea to go, you simply peel off the protective barrier and drink, knowing that you’re putting your mouth on a clean surface. And while we aren’t germ freaks, a recent study of coffee lids found that 17% – almost 1 in 5 – were contaminated with bacteria found only in fecal matter. Wow.
Among other great benefits, many health codes actually require this protection for single-service items, and our lids ensure compliance. Plus, they provide a better experience for everyone. Quality control, customer confidence, no liability. Don’t you think it’s time for clean coffee? (Manufacturers, click here to learn more.)
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Entrepreneur and Clean Coffee founder Bill Levey worked in restaurants when he was younger and was trained in proper food service. Like millions of other people, on his way to his law office every morning, Bill would get a cup of coffee. Invariably, he would see people apply the lid with different styles, but nearly all of them put their hands all over the lid, sometimes palming it or wiping it around the rim to make sure it was sealed. Often, they were handling money.
They were doing the best job possible, and yet by serving the coffee, they were touching and contaminating the exact area where customers put their mouths. No other food or drink is served like this. Straws were wrapped, and tongs were used to handle food, but people are putting their hands all over coffee lids…why?
It’s not their fault – Bill realized it was simply a product of bad design. Coffee shops are busy places, and people who serve them are busy people. And the lids are nearly impossible to apply without touching the drinking area. But Bill realized that the solution could actually very simple – by covering the drinking area with a small piece of removable material, consumers could peel that piece off and know that the area where they put their mouths is clean.
After extensive research, development and favorable initial feedback, Bill applied for a utility patent. The patented concept accomplishes the objective by using the least amount of material possible, and the piece can be easily removed without leaving residue. It keeps coffee from spilling prior to removal too. And as an added bonus, it can be branded or used for advertising, coupons, game pieces, etc.
Clean Coffee’s goal is to redefine the industry standard for coffee lids.
Remember those vertical straw dispensers at diners? Where you would pull the top up and as all the straws would splay out, you would pick yours? (If you’re young enough, you probably don’t…there’s a reason for that). Well, eventually we realized that it was unsanitary for everyone to touch every straw, and that problem was fixed. So, when was the last time you saw one of those? Exactly. Say goodbye to the coffee lids you used to know.
CEO/Founder, Clean Coffee