What is Bartesian?
Bartesian is cocktails, liberated. Create delicious cocktails at home without fancy recipes or multiple ingredients. Everything you need is inside the capsule – just add the basic spirits (vodka, rum, gin, and tequila).
Insert your capsule, select the strength, and Bartesian will mix the perfect cocktail every time. One cocktail, one capsule, as simple as that!
Who's Talking About Us
Business Insider: “[the Margarita] tasted like the sort of thing you’d get at a fancy tequila bar.”
The Huffington Post: “Guys, this is the dawn of a new -- boozy – era.”
Paste Magazine: “[the cocktail menu is] a mouthwatering compilation”
CNN (blind taste test vs. professional bartender): “Oh I like that!... I really don’t know [which is the Bartesian drink]! I guess in this case, the Bartesian wins!”
Brit+Co: “Step up your hostess duties once and for all… impress your friends with expertly crafted cocktails.”
TSM: “It makes scientifically perfect cocktails at the push of a button. Instead of having to buy five different ingredients, all you have to do is insert the capsule, select your strength (strong, duh), and voilà, you’re fancy as f*ck.”
Trend Hunter: “It’s not everyday that a person gets to whip up a stellar cocktail in seconds”
OhGizmo!: “Sign us up!"
HungryForever: “Admire the beauty and sheer brilliance of the Bartesian.”
The Savory: “This is genius and totally takes the guess work out of making cocktails!”
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We are launching with six favorites to start, three classics and three signatures, and will be rapidly expanding into the future. A la carte selections, themed packs, and seasonal varieties are just some of the options that will become available.
You Choose the Next Drinks: As a Kickstarter backer, you will have the exclusive opportunity to choose the next drinks we release. The cocktails listed below are just some of the options available, but the options are endless. We can't wait for you to become a Bartesian bartender and to help shape the future of our cocktails.
Our team of cocktail experts have painstakingly developed each drink to taste truly authentic, exactly how your local mixologist would make them.
Each Bartesian Capsule is made with real, premium ingredients: juice concentrates, non-alcoholic liqueurs, and bitters, all in liquid form. There are no artificial powders or high-glucose corn syrup in these capsules. This allows for quality taste and drinkability cocktail after cocktail.
Bartesian has been designed and developed with the care and intricacy of a craft cocktail. From the welded steel enclosure, to the simple geometric form, we have designed every feature with style and ease of use in mind to create the ultimate user experience. Bartesian has a simple, analog interface: no need for each guest to download and fumble through an app.
Shake It, Baby
We’ve even incorporated the iconic cocktail shaker into the Bartesian experience, a visceral part of cocktail culture. So now you can make amazing cocktails, AND look like a pro while doing it!
Bartesian capsules are recyclable. You heard right, recyclable! Unlike some other single-serve “cup” systems out there, we love the environment! We better not see one Bartesian capsule in the garbage…
Features and Specs
Each of the four glass reservoirs contains one of the basic spirits: vodka, rum, tequila, and gin. No need for cleaning and putting in different liquids or flavours, the capsules take care of all of that.
Bartesian is equipped with an intelligent barcode system which automatically reads the recipe for each cocktail and custom prepares each one to its unique method.
Bartesian has an ultra-simple, three button interface. There's something so rewarding about the push of a button, and watching the machine do all the work.
Cleaning: It couldn't be easier! Simply pull out the capsule tray, rinse under warm water and pop it back into the machine, how easy is that? The reservoirs bottles themselves are dishwasher safe making it quick and easy to get your machine clean and back in action. But because the reservoirs store only alcohol, they don't have to be continually cleaned and changed.
Join the Club
Once we ship, you will have the option to join our exclusive Bartesian Club, and receive capsule discounts, special offers, and customized recommendations. Think Netflix for cocktails. We'll be able to remind you to order, ship on a set schedule, and share your preferences with your friends. The Bartesian Club will be the best way to keep the cocktails flowing from your Bartesian.
We knew we wanted to create a simple way for everyone to enjoy the cocktail experience in their homes, so we spent the first couple months speaking to as many people as possible to discover what they really wanted. We modified a coffee machine to learn what features, processes, and ideas people preferred the most. Once we saw the excitement in people’s eyes, we knew it was time to leave our jobs and develop this amazing idea full-time!
After our first prototype we went to HAX, the world's premier hardware accelerator in Shenzen China, in order to prototype quickly and work directly with manufacturers. This experience taught us so much, and after four months, and four more prototypes, we walked away with a beautiful and fully-functional model.
Meet the Team
With experience in product development, business, and bartending, the Bartesian team is ready for the challenge of creating the best home cocktail experience. We want to make the best, so we work with the best! Our advisors and consultants are world class experts in mixology, industrial design, and flavour management. We also have support of mentors from HAX, the premier hardware accelerator, and top business and engineering university incubators (Launchpad and Velocity), making our team even more amazing!
Why We Need You?
We need your help to bring the dream of Bartesian to life! We have a great team, a ton of support, and an outstanding product, but getting production up and running is very expensive.
Specifically by backing our campaign you will be helping us to fund:
- Tooling costs for injection molds
- Metal stamping dies for the enclosure
- Silicone molds
- Capsule thermoforming molds
- Other production and NRE costs
- FCC, CE, CSA, UL, FDA certification
We couldn’t have got here without the help of so many awesome people:
- Laurier Launchpad mentors, staff, and companies
- UW Velocity mentors, staff, and companies
- HAX mentors, staff, and companies
- Martha Cottrill, for helping execute a killer launch
- Office for Product Design, our amazing industrial designers
- Nadia Brunello, and the NSF-GFTC team, for helping make our cocktails taste superb
- Molly Blooms Waterloo, Proof Kitchen and Lounge, and TWH Social for letting us film in their bars
- Antony Bui, just look how awesome our video is
- Darian Zigante and Michael Phillips, UW’s hardest working co-ops
- Our friends and family for all the ongoing help, and putting up with never seeing us
- All the people who are in our video and let us use their homes to shoot it in
Risks and challenges
We have a beautiful prototype, a great plan, and an amazing team. However, we understand all of this means nothing without you, our backers. That's why we are committed to delivering Bartesian with the highest possible quality, in a reasonable time frame.
Traveling to China for four months, we mitigated as many manufacturing, production, and supply chain issues as possible, while actually designing the product. We have outlined a conservative time frame for delivery, and are supported be a huge network of very experienced hardware, manufacturing, and supply chain experts.
Like any hardware project, there will always be unforeseen challenges and potentially delays that arise. However, we are dedicated to rising and meeting these issues head on, with the same dedication and passion that got us to this point. We look forward to the next stage of our journey with you as our partners.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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