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Clever Japanese glass design lets you know what you’re drinking

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By grape Japan

Typically you don't need to bee told what you've poured into your cup of coffee, but Japanese Twitter user Kazuhiro Watanabe (@kazuhiro_wachi) stumbled upon a clever design for drinking glasses that makes that concept pretty appealing.

The stylish coffee cups feature the kanji for coffee (珈琲, kohi) and milk (牛乳, gyunyu) written on them.

When filled with coffee or milk, the corresponding kanji become visible, indicating which of the two you're drinking! If you pour yourself a mix of milk and coffee, then both became visible.

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Photo: @kazuhiro_wachi

The stylish glasses that make pouring your morning coffee fun were created by designer Ippei Tsujio, and are available at a design event being hosted at the Shibuya PARCO department store until September 28 (as well as their online store).

Although because they're activated by a drink's color and there's only a couple options, that means if you pour yourself a glass of cola it'll tell you you're drinking coffee.

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Photo: @kazuhiro_wach

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I guess that’s something different.

unnecessary, but different.

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this is so stupid

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Those without tastebuds will flock to

this product- me, not so much….

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A useful device for those who have suffered from Covid olfactory sense loss.

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I can understand people liking the design or having their drink written on the cup just as part of their personal tastes, but that is not exactly "clever design" as described in the article.

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My old brain stills manage to know what I'm drinking.

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Although because they're activated by a drink's color and there's only a couple options, that means if you pour yourself a glass of cola it'll tell you you're drinking coffee.

So it's not clever, it's even more useless than I thought it was at first!

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