Starbucks' Nitro Cold Brew just got its own special lid to elevate your coffee experience

Starbucks' Nitro Cold Brew just got its own special lid to elevate your coffee experience

So long, green straws. 

If you order a Nitro Cold Brew at Starbucks in summer 2017, your drink will be served with a sippy-cup-style lid. Behold: 

Why does Nitro Cold Brew deserve such a special lid? Though Starbucks did not immediately respond to Mic's request for comment, we're thinking the lid helps customers better enjoy the specialty drink. Nitro Cold Brew has a delicate, "velvety crema" that comes from infusing cold brew with nitrogen. 

Like beer, the taste and texture of the foam on a Nitro Cold Brew is an essential part of the drink. Drinking through a straw means you miss out on the coffee's frothy deliciousness and creamy texture. 

When Starbucks rolled out Nitro Cold Brew in 2016, the company suggested customers drink it without a lid or straw. "This way, you'll get that creamy mouthfeel," Starbucks wrote on its website.

There's something inherently pretentious about ordering a "Nitro Cold Brew" over an iced coffee, and this special-drinking method definitely enhances the drink's integrity — or adds to its exaggerated status of Queen Coffee.

The clear plastic lid might not be as portrait-worthy as the Starbucks green straws, but it means you won't miss out on the best part of a Nitro Cold Brew. In other words, it sucks to suck — through a straw.

Despite their less-elegant look, it seems the dorky lids still have Instagram appeal. 

So, are you excited to sip?