If you are a coffee person, be it professionally otherwise, your car probably smells like coffee, especially if you aren’t exactly fastidious about vehicular sanitation. Not exactly a badge of honor—though not entirely not one either—the coffee aroma one’s car exudes is simply a matter of fact, a function of your existing and frequenting of your four-wheeled transport. It takes years of diligent seasoning to get your ride smelling like your favorite brew (mine currently smells like lighter roasted coffees from Colombia).
But what if you don’t got time for all that? You need your car to stink like the inside of a drum roaster and you need it now. Luckily for you there’s KeySense, a coffee bean and essential oil diffuser made specifically for use in your horseless carriage, and it’s live on Kickstarter now.
Reminiscent of a tulip glass or a glencairn, the KeySense works by clipping directly to your car’s air vents, releasing the aromatics from the contents of the container throughout the cabin. All you need to do is add your favorite whole bean coffee, a few drops of an essential oil of your choosing, and voila, your car is now your very own personalized buzzy aromatherapy chamber.
How about a Yirgacheffe with a lavender oil? Perhaps a washed Colombia and orange oil? Or maybe you want that funk from some anaerobic natural and star anise oil. The world (your car) is your oyster (smell factory).
With just under four weeks left in the campaign, this obviously very necessary car accessory has only raised $133 of its $350 goal, but I feel like we can get it across the finish line. For as little as $39, you can get a coffee diffuser kit, which includes two coffee diffuser sets and a bottle of beans. Per the Kickstarter, assuming the campaign makes—which it better—rewards will start shipping out in later this year in June. For more information or to back the campaign, visit the KeySense Kickstarter page.
Zac Cadwalader is the managing editor at Sprudge Media Network and a staff writer based in Dallas. Read more Zac Cadwalader on Sprudge.