My friend Jess brought me Starbucks this morning and I got a little surprise with my lovely Carmel Macchiato. The cup came with what is called a splash stick. Maybe I’m the last to know about this little green plug with a mermaid on it but this was the first time I’ve seen this. What a great idea to prevent splashing while driving or walking with your coffee.

I was reading online that the splash stick idea actually came from customers belonging to the Starbucks social-networking site. ( Didn’t know Starbucks had a social-networking site, did you?) The networking site is called My Starbucks Idea.