The Golden Age Of Coffee Lids

The breakthrough lid, Solo Cup’s Traveler model, made its debut in 1986 and is now part of the Museum of Modern Art’s permanent design collection.

THAT’S MY BUSINESS!: Brent & Marie Paugh

In today’s vidcast, Rich Whittle talks with Brent Paugh about his MargaritaTexas drink mix business.


Truck Offers Mobile Bottling For DIY Brewers

Tom Wood’s has been brewing beer since 1995 under the Highwood Brewery name.


Brewing 9,000 Year Old Beer for Profit

This summer, how would you like to lean back in your lawn chair and toss back a brew made from what may be the world’s oldest recipe for beer?

Biz Idea: Expanding Coffee-Cup Collar

When that cup is filled with a tasty hot beverage, the band swells into a thick, insulating cloth-like material, offering both grip and heat-protection for your fingers.


Inside Coke’s “Freestyle” Soda Fountain

It’s the machine’s guts that tell the real story.


Caps Seal in Soda-Can Freshness

That’s what led Russell Reed of Tupelo, MS, and his wife Donna, to come up with the idea of the “Flavor Savor” cap: a reusable plastic cap that snaps on a can of soda or any bubbly beverage, saving the carbonation and flavor for up to 36 hours.


Please Sir, Don’t Kill My Dream

They wanted to support a little 7-year-old to earn a little extra summer loot,” her mom said.


Biz Resource: Free Coffee Cups

Based in Washington DC, FreePaperCups.com is a marketing firm specializing in non–traditional advertising solutions.

Store Sells Nothing But Soda

Galco’s Soda Pop Stop in Los Angeles looks like any other mom-n-pop grocery store when you enter, but a quick look around and you’ll see what makes the shop unique.