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Bartesian mixes  perfect cocktails in seconds. Insert your capsule, select your strength, and enjoy!
Bartesian mixes  perfect cocktails in seconds. Insert your capsule, select your strength, and enjoy!
355 backers pledged $115,846 to help bring this project to life.

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Bartesian: the Ultimate Home Cocktail Machine

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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!”  

Press contact: hello@bartesian.com

Our Cocktails

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.

Premium Ingredients

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.

Real, liquid ingredients
Real, liquid ingredients

Elegant Design

Metal enclosure with warm, textured finish, and stainless steel accents
Metal enclosure with warm, textured finish, and stainless steel accents
Glass reservoirs
Glass reservoirs
Subtle highlights (bar-runner drip tray)
Subtle highlights (bar-runner drip tray)

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

Included with every Bartesian
Included with every Bartesian

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!

Environmentally Friendly

Capsules are recyclable
Capsules are recyclable

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.

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Rewards

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.

Our Journey

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!

Prototype Evolution
Prototype Evolution

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.

Concept Sketches
Concept Sketches

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!

The Bartesian team
The Bartesian team

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

Timeline

Thank You!

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.

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    CHEERS: Without you and your donation, we wouldn't be able to bring authentic cocktails to homes near you, so thank you! Here, have a virtual high-five from our entire team!

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    SHAKER: Our Bartesian cocktail shaker is the life of any party and will make you look like a professional bartender at home!

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    EARLY BIRD: Look at you getting an early bird special! This great deal includes 12 capsules to get you started making premium cocktails at the push of a button!

    Want to be the best party on the block when your Bartesian arrives? You're going to need some more capsules! Every additional $20 you pledge will get you 12 more. We will contact you before shipping to determine what flavours you want.

    After Kickstarter, Bartesian will sell for around $400.

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    REGULAR: Get your Bartesian and start enjoying premium hassle-free cocktails at home! It'll look amazing in your kitchen, cottage, or anywhere you want to show it off.

    This machine comes with 12 capsules, if you want to add more no problem! Every additional $20 pledged gives you 12 more capsules. We will contact you before shipping to determine what flavours you want.

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    PARTY: Want to show off your Bartesian to all your friends the moment you get it? Then this Bartesian Party Pack is for you! Get your hands on the ultra-sleek Bartesian as well as 96 capsules! With that many drinks you could host the most legendary party ever! Go ahead, Bartesian can handle it!

    After Kickstarter, this will be an over $540 value.

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    PAIR: Want one Bartesian for home and the other for your cottage? Maybe you're an amazing friend and want to gift the second? Whatever your reason we've got you covered with the Bartesian Pair Reward. Two machines, 24 capsules, and two very happy rooms!

    Want more capsules? Every additional pledge of $20 gets you 12 more. We'll let you pick which 12 when the time comes to ship them.

    After Kickstarter, this will be an over $800 value.

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    FIVE: Yup, five Bartesians. This is one serious reward. The kitchen, the den, the cottage, the lake house, and your neighbour - every room or everyone can have a Bartesian at a great deal! We'll even throw in 60 capsules to get you started!

    Add more by pledging an additional $20 for every 12 capsules, you can choose which flavours before we ship.

    After Kickstarter, this will be an over $2000 value.

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    YOUR BARTESIAN: Want a Bartesian that's truly one of a kind? Love seafoam green, radiant orchid, or cobalt blue? Whatever your colour dreams we can make them come true. You tell us the specific colour you want your machine and we'll make it! As one of the first Bartesian machines off the line, your machine will be one of a kind, just like you!

    12 capsules included but you can add more by pledging an additional $20 for every 12 capsules.

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    THE EXPERIENCE: Want to come hang out with us for the day and see behind the scenes at Bartesian, and what it's like to be part of our outstanding team? Amazing! We'll fly you and a friend from anywhere in North America to our home base of Waterloo, where you'll spend two days, one night with us (accommodations included). You'll get to meet the team, sample future flavours with our own Cocktail Deeva, and be part of the Bartesian experience. We'll even take you to our favourite cocktail bar and spots around town!

    And of course you'll get your very own Bartesian machine!

    (Open to non-North American backers, but you'd have to cover your own flights)

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