Cocktail culture is huge right now.
But cocktails — with their bitters, syrups, and fancy sugars — are complex.
Enter Bartesian, the ‘Keurig for Cocktails’ that’s now raising funds on Kickstarter.
Founded by Canadian entrepreneurs Bryan Fedorak and Jason Neevel, the $US299 device will make you a margarita in a matter of seconds.
Bryan came by the Business Insider office last week to show us how it works. Here’s what we found.
He brought the sole working prototype of the Bartesian. The idea came when a friend suggested -- 'Hey, you guys should make a Keurig for cocktails.'
Bryan and Jason went through several phases to get to the Kickstarter-ready prototype, starting back in November 2014.
In their user testing, Bryan and Jason found that people really liked to use the shaker, so he poured this gin drink -- called an Uptown Rocks -- into one. The Bartesian made the drink with Jetsons-like efficiency. Notice the bartender spill mat it sits on -- a nice design touch.
And we clinked glasses. The Uptown Rocks was a touch sweet for me, but I could see how others might dig it.
But the margarita -- which he had to make a mix of after US customs confiscated his other capsules -- tasted like the sort of thing you'd get at a fancy tequila bar.
The Bartesian has already made its Kickstarter funding goal. On Kickstarter it costs $299; after the funding it will be $399. If you like to entertain with the aid of a robot, it might just be worth the expense.
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