No, we don't mean how to drink your coffee with one hand while yakkin' into your CB with the other; This is a brilliant way to set up your to-go paper coffee cup to reduce the likelihood of a spill. This was shown to me by a trucker in a Tim Hortons in Hamilton, ON. For those of you unfamiliar with Hamilton, it has the highest density of donut/coffee shops in the entire world... These folks KNOW how to drink their coffee!
Step 1: Identify the Parts of the Cup
Ok, in order to drink your coffee trucker-style, you need a cup that has a pull-up tab in the lid. Cups that just have a small opening (like a Starbucks cup) won't work for this, but that's ok. How many truckers do you see ordering a grande-non-fat-with-whip-yadda-yadda at the local coffee bar? None! That's right, bars are for beer and stronger things, coffee comes from a coffee shop!
My examples use a Tim Hortons cup (for some reason they have dropped the apostrophe...), but I have used this technique on many other brands of coffee cup. The pull-up tab is that thing in the lid that you normally pull up, bend back and then snap onto a little ridge in the middle of the lid. You can see how it is normally used the third photo.
We're going to use this tab to create a spill baffle so that bumps on the road (or walking, etc) are less likely to cause a spill.