Pouring a cup of coffee or tea

Having a cup of coffee is big part of American life. When someone can't pour a simple cup of coffee their self-esteem is severely damaged. Tragically, most people do not know that some simple steps makes pouring coffee much easier. Placing the coffee cup on a contrasting surface makes it easier to see. A dark colored place mat makes a white coffee cup really stand out. Placing the pouring spout of the coffee pot right on the lip of the cup eliminates any pouring distance thereby reducing the risk of a spill. Lastly, a simple device makes it easier to tell when you have filled the coffee cup. A liquid level indicator ($7.95) emits an audible tone when the liquid in the cup approaches the top. One model even plays Yankee Doodle.