16 Jul '18, 6pm

Straws are out and lids are in @Starbucks! #Sustainability

By Bonnie Rochman / Starbucks Newsroom In the beginning, the assignment was limited in scope: Could Emily Alexander design a new lid for just one beverage to be used in just one store? Alexander, an engineer in Global Research & Development at Starbucks, and her team set to work drawing up plans for a strawless lid that would showcase Starbucks’ Draft Nitro and its trademark cold foam that was being served at a Reserve store in Seattle. For several weeks in 2016, Alexander would grab any available pen and a sheet of used printer paper when inspiration struck. She sketched and she sketched, working with a supplier in Wisconsin to conjure up complex designs including a two-piece twist-lock lid and a pull-tab lid that went nowhere (too busy). The versions that seemed most promising allowed customers to exult in the frothy foam, which Alexander calls “the hero of Nitro coffee....

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