CLEAN COFFEE FAQs
Is this really necessary?
Yes! The #1 way to contract a virus is by direct contact with germs, through the mouth, nose or eyes. And hands are the leading cause of spreading germs through common contact.
Since it is nearly impossible to apply a coffee lid without put one’s hands on the drinking area, the lid is often contaminated in the process. In fact, a recent study showed that nearly 17% of the sampled lids handled during ordinary business had bacteria only found in fecal matter. So, today, you are getting a lot more than just coffee in that first sip. You shouldn’t have to worry about what’s crawling on your coffee lid. With our patented, improvement, this entire issue can be resolved. Oh, and it also keeps your coffee from spilling!
Have you noticed that the servers use tongs to grab your food, and the straws are wrapped to prevent contamination. Why aren’t coffee lids?
Where can I get clean coffee lids?
We are currently talking with manufacturers about adding the Sabar to their lids. If you would like to see these lids in your local coffee shop, please tell them and please let us know also.
Will the Sabar be made out of sustainable material?
We hope so. The Sabar is designed to use the least amount of material necessary to accomplish its purpose. We thought it was unnecessary and wasteful to cover or wrap the entire lid, focusing only on the area where there is a health risk (and where the coffee spills). We would also love to see the number of lids reduced overall for environmental reasons, so if you have a reusable mug use it as much as possible. But when you can’t, we want you to have a clean lid.
I’m a barista. Are you saying I’m dirty?
No, not at all! But if you’re handling money, and if you aren’t washing your hands regularly, it’s possible that when you apply a lid to a cup you are contaminating the lid. It’s not your fault, and this isn’t anything personal – it’s nearly impossible to apply the lid without contaminating it. Even the customer’s hands are potentially “dirty”, so if they put the lids on themselves, they may also be contaminating the lid in the process. Also, most health codes (they vary in language) require serve single use items (e.g., straws, lids) to be covered or wrapped for this reason. We have tried so many methods of putting the lid on, and since it’s nearly impossible not to touch the drinking area if you want to get the lid on securely, we’re trying to help everyone out.
Why is it called the Sabar?
The Sabar is a Sa(nitary) + Bar(rier). Plus it reminds us of the infamous light saber, a fighting weapon, and the Saber is also a weapon for fighting the unnecessary spread of germs and communicable diseases. But call it whatever you want. We just want you to have clean coffee.
Why are straws wrapped but coffee lids are not?