There's coffee on your nose
commuter mug has some nice features. It is
well-insulated, so the coffee really stays
hot. Also, the cup
fits into the cup holders in the car.
It does have one fairly annoying
There is a hinged lid on top (shown in the
open position) with a plug that seals
the hole that the coffee comes
through. The plug (see arrow) on the hinged lid
has a small indentation in which a
few drops of coffee usually remain.
When I tip the cup to drink from it,
the plug touches the bridge of my nose.
The few drops of
coffee in the indentation run out and
stick to my nose! My
nose really isn't that big, either.
I suspect that
the designers of this cup are unaware of
this problem because they haven't observed
people with different nose shapes and sizes
using this cup. It is important to test
designs on a representative sampling of
potential users. There is a great deal of truth
in the old saying "People are all basically
the same, but the difference there is makes
all the difference in the world!"
Michael J. Darnell 1996-2010. All rights reserved.