There are several styles of stir sticks available for people to use with their coffee, tea or other beverages that require mixing in of condiments, creamer or sugar. Wooden stir sticks are durable and more eco-friendly than the plastic models. Classic plastic stir sticks with a red stripe are always a classic choice. When choosing your stir stick, the main consideration should be the length. Make sure that the stirrer is long enough to sit in the cup and have at least one inch sticking above the rim. This will make it easier for guests and customers to stir their coffee or tea. These stir sticks are ideal for coffee shops, buffets and restaurants, but they can be used in the home as well.