Edmonton Journal

Coffee-style machine serves up cocktails

Canadian invention uses flavour capsules


Making the perfect martini could get a lot easier with a Canadian invention that’s like a Keurig for cocktails.

The Bartesian operates almost exactly like the popular coffee machine, using premixed flavour capsules to craft a variety of different alcoholic drinks.

Users supply their own alcohol in reservoirs on each side of the machine, which can store four base liquors.

To make a drink, they just pop one of six different cocktail capsules into the machine, adjust the flavour strength on a digital screen and press a button to start the process.

Each capsule contains nonalcohol­ic ingredient­s, like juices, bitters and liqueurs.

“We didn’t do anything fake — no high fructose corn syrup, nothing weird like that,” said co-founder Bryan Fedorak.

Among the six flavours are many standards, like Cosmopolit­an, Margarita and Sex on the Beach.

Bartesian was dreamed up by two entreprene­urs from the Kitchener-Waterloo area of Ontario last year. Television personalit­y Dee Brun, a frequent cocktail consultant on CBC talk show Steven and Chris, helped pick the flavours.

Earlier this month, the creators launched the Bartesian on crowdfundi­ng website Kickstarte­r in hopes of raising $100,000 to begin production. As of Friday morning, the campaign had generated about $67,000 of that goal with an end date set for July 16.

Pre-sales for the Bartesian are priced at $299. Eventually, Fedorak wants to sell the machine online and through select retailers.

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THE CANADIAN PRESS Bartesian is a Keurig-like machine for cocktails.

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