This Device Lets You Transform Hot Coffee Into Chilled Brew in 90 Seconds

Like your coffee cold? Instead of watering down your cup of joe with ice cubes or waiting for it to chill in the fridge, try the HyperChiller. It's a simple container with an ice-surrounded central cooling chamber. That might not seem like enough to warrant the name, but as HyperChiller's website states: "the surface area to volume ratio in that chamber is through the roof, so it works FAST!"

According to Outside, the handy gadget can cool 12 ounces of freshly brewed java in just 90 seconds. All you have to do is stick the HyperChiller in the freezer for 6 to 12 hours ahead of time, then pour in your Breakfast Blend, and let the magic happen. Other convenient features? The HyperChiller is dishwasher safe, and since it's made from BPA-free plastic and food-grade stainless steel, you can use it to cool all kinds of drinks—not just coffee.

Last summer, the HyperChiller was funded for commercial distribution via a successful Kickstarter campaign, Maxim writes. It's now $30, and will soon be available for purchase on Amazon or its website. (Thanks to popular demand, it's currently on backorder.) Watch the above video for more information.

[h/t Outside]

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Treat Yourself to This 22-Karat Gold Unicorn Mug
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What's better than a unicorn mug? A unicorn mug with a horn made of gold.

This magical creation is accented in 22-karat gold, and it's so dazzling that it's been blowing up on Etsy: It recently got 88,000 likes on the retailer's Facebook page. Each ceramic vessel is thrown on the wheel and hand-painted. They hold 12 to 14 ounces and sell for $135 apiece.

Etsy shop ModernMud has plenty more unicorn gear. If you're enamored with the popular mug but want to spend a little less dough, consider the teacup version for $108. Want something to keep your rings on? Nab a unicorn stand or a mug with a horn on the inside. You can even get a unicorn to wear around your neck.

See pictures of the wares below. Still want more unicorns? Check out these mystical gifts for unicorn lovers.

4 Coffee Hacks That Actually Work

Unlike our British counterparts across the pond, it's coffee—not tea—that primarily fuels our offices and homes. But how much do you really know about the beloved beverage? In the latest episode of Scatterbrained, John Green and his co-hosts break down everything that can be gleaned from the history of the bean, including the origin of words like "frappuccino" and "latte," caffeine's effect on memory, and the surprising reason why the arrival of coffee triggered a "dawn of sobriety" in England. (No, sadly Americans can't claim coffee as our national drink.)

The Scatterbrained team even tests out some coffee life hacks to find out if they live up to their claims. Perhaps you can't grind coffee beans with a mortar and pestle like some bloggers claim, but would you really want to, anyway?

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