"When you drink from a coffee, you're tipping from the top— that's getting cooled by the room temperature air it's making contact with. When you put a straw in you're pulling from the bottom, where's it's hottest. There are these precision laser-drilled micro holes through the stainless steel and then the silicone cover has these dual air shafts. As you take a sip, there's a little bit of room temperature air that drops into straw right before you sip. It's about the same temperature as taking a gentle sip from the top of the cup," Stone said.
For people with certain diseases like Parkinson's, drinking from a straw is necessary— so when the Michael J. Fox gave away one of the Sipify straws at a major fundraiser, it was a welcome surprise. Stone says the idea came to her after a dental appointment years ago, when an official recommended drinking ice coffee through a straw to avoid staining teeth. Determined to continue drinking hot forms of caffeine, Sipify was born.
"Everybody just assumes you can't drink hot coffee with a straw because you couldn't before. The convenience of a straw is huge," Stone said.
The Sipify straws can be found for purchase online here.
WBZ's Shari Small (@ShariSmallNews) reports.