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.