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Bartesian: The capsule-style drink machine for your cocktails

on 22/06/15 at 11:50 am

Booze News

photo-originalThe Bartesian takes the concept of a capsule drink-maker and applies it to cocktails for a perfect mix, every time.

When you’re having a few friends round for drinks, you don’t necessarily want to be taking time away from the party to mix drinks. At the same time, some fancy cocktails would be pretty neat. There have been several cocktail machines seeking crowdfunding, but the Bartesian, currently seeking funding on Kickstarter, wants to make it even simpler. Based on Keurig-style coffee capsule technology, all you have to do is pop in a pod and press a button.

“The initial idea was actually from a friend of ours. Story goes she was at a hotel for business, and wanted a cocktail after work. The hotel had no bar, but had a Keurig in the room. Boom, lightbulb,” explained Bartesian co-founder Bryan Fedorak, a former bartender and engineer.

“She wasn’t interested in pursuing the idea further, so [co-founder and mechanical engineer] Jason [Neevel] and I kept developing it. We had always liked beer and whiskey, and cocktails were always this special type of drink beyond our reach, really. We are literally liberating cocktails for people.”

To make cocktails, the Bartesian needs just two things: basic spirits — vodka, rum, tequila and gin — which are supplied by the user and a Bartesian capsule that contains the remaining ingredients. You would purchase the spirits and fill the machine’s reservoirs so that you’d be able to make a whole bunch of cocktails before having to refill.