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Here's The Deal With Starbucks' Strawless Lids

The lids might even make your drink taste better.

On a hot summer day, nothing hits the spot like an ice cold beverage.

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And while your coffee shop habit might give you life, it also results in many tossed plastic straws.


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At Starbucks, one customer figured out a way to reduce straw waste, and it involves just a little bit of resourcefulness.



The trick? Simply ask for the strawless lid that usually tops the chain's nitro cold brews.

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If you haven't seen 'em yet, the lids come with a slightly raised sipping hole that lets you drink your cold beverage without spilling any liquid. They're designed primarily for customers to enjoy the foam that tops nitro cold brew drinks, but, according to Foodbeast, can be requested on "any cold drink."

And as of this year, Nitro Cold Brew — and the strawless lid that is the standard for cold brew and cold foam drinks — is currently available in more than 1,400 company-operated stores across the U.S., a Starbucks spokesperson told BuzzFeed Food.

Customers are pretty excited about the discovery, since it means you can enjoy all your iced drinks using what is essentially an "adult sippy cup":

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In fact, some people are wondering why the strawless lids aren't an official part of the menu:

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Sippy cup lids would actually be so fun, though:

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Have you tried ordering a strawless lid with your cold beverage at Starbucks? Tell us about your experience in the comments below!