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Digit-Stirred Drinks

Finger Coffee by Li Cheng and Zhang Xun for Newplan Design

— February 10, 2010 — Art & Design
OK, I’m guilty of sticking a phalange or two in my hot drink to give it a good stir when in a tough bind (i.e. lack of a stirring tool), and it does the trick, hence, I back-up the Finger Coffee wholeheartedly. Especially because it minimizes the awful scalding I usually get from this rather unsanitary practice.

Designed by Li Cheng and Zhang Xun for Newplan Design, the Finger Coffee features a flexible lid that you poke your fingers into and stir! I definitely need to pick up a Finger Coffee for myself.
Trend Themes
1. Digit-stirred - Creating innovative drink products that allow consumers to stir their beverages using their fingers.
2. Flexible Lid - Developing flexible lids for drink containers that provide unique functionalities, such as finger stirring.
3. Unconventional Beverage Accessories - Exploring unconventional and novel accessories or tools for stirring hot drinks.
Industry Implications
1. Food and Beverage - The food and beverage industry can capitalize on the trend by designing and introducing new drink products that incorporate finger stirring.
2. Product Design - The product design industry can seize the opportunity to create innovative drink container lids that offer convenient and hygienic stirring options.
3. Kitchen Utensils - The kitchen utensils industry can consider developing unconventional beverage accessories that cater to consumers' desire for unique and convenient stirring solutions.
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