Tech people like to say that microchips and smartphones made the world the fast-paced, on-the-go place it is today. People in banking say it’s the ATM that revolutionized the modern world, and restaurateurs will tell you it was the drive-through window that changed life for all. The truth is, it’s humble stirrers that helped shape the life of modern man — those unsung heroes of today’s busy, on-the-go lifestyle that your life could never be the same without.
Cups with Lids, and How They Changed Your Life
What really made modern life possible was cheap paper cups, but the people in Silicon Valley will never want to admit it. Without cups with lids, there would be no to-go coffee or a hot soup for lunch. Without cups with lids and without stirrers, your life just wouldn’t be the same…but you probably don’t realize it or even think about it, until your favorite coffee shop suddenly runs out of something you can’t live without.
The ability to get a cup of coffee any time is an essential ingredient to many a productive day. What would you do without that hot, ready-to-go coffee? And while you probably don’t even think about it, your coffee just wouldn’t be the same without the coffee stirrers that go with it. This is how you blend all your ingredients together and create that perfect cup of coffee. Studies show that 65% of coffee drinkers prefer to add sugar, cream or both to their cup before they sip.
Statistics show that Americans drink an average of 1.64 cups of coffee every day. And as for the coffee cups, speciality coffees account for about 37% of U.S. coffee cups. Not only that, but they’re considered to be the highest quality in the world.
The Hot Soup Container and the Evolution of Lunch
Stirrers get some credit for their usage inside the coffee cup. After all, you don’t want your cream just floating around on the surface of your java. But if you think these essential modern devices are overlooked in the coffee market, they’re completely taken for granted in the hot soup industry. Without the stir stick, all the best parts of your soup end up at the bottom of the cup. The stirrer is that necessary element that keeps all the ingredients floating so you can access all those delicious tastes, and have that hot lunch you deserve.
Americans consume more than 10 billion bowls of soup every year. It’s a perfect lunchtime treat, and delis are expanding the amount of it they offer. In 2016, more than 32% of delis said they planned to enhance their soup stations.
The Busy Lifestyle
When you’re an on-the-go type of person and you can’t slow down, you just can’t live without paper cups, stir sticks and that wonderful menu full of different flavors and speciality blends. So the next time you take a sip of your hot soup or your tasty coffee, say a thank you to the stirrer…the hero of every soup stand and coffee shop in the modern world.