About this project
Who's Talking About Somabar:
Conventional bottles or containers are bulky, wasteful and boring, that’s why we designed our SOMA PODS. With their friction-fit seal mechanism, SOMA PODS not only store ingredients for your favorite craft cocktails but also detach from your SOMABAR easily.
Your airtight Soma Pods plug into a proprietary friction fit seal mechanism allowing for easily interchangeable ingredients while also ensuring your Soma Pods never leak.
Liquid is quickly extracted from the Soma Pods using positive displacement pumps to make your cocktail with dead-on accuracy, every time.
The Soma Pod Process:
It's not a real cocktail unless it's mixed! SOMABAR has created a proprietary static mixing technology to ensure your cocktail is thoroughly mixed before it is dispensed into your glass. Now that's what we call a good cocktail.
When you press that button on the app, your SOMABAR will take the ingredients from scratch, infuse bitters (if you are in the mood) and dynamically mix them in precise quantities using positive displacement pumps before pouring out your craft cocktail in less than 5 seconds. The mixing comes from a combination of fluid dynamics, kinetic energy, and turbulence created by static vanes. What that means is fewer moving parts to maintain, as well as fast and perfectly mixed cocktails. Our on-board software and sensors make it easy to make new recipes and manage your inventory (liquid gold).
We are pretty stoked about our app. Some of the features we have designed include:
- Drink suggestions based on the ingredients you already have.
- Drink recommendations based on your preferences, letting you know what ingredients you may need to add.
- Create and promote your own cocktails to the Somabar community.
- Make your cocktails strong or weak to suit your taste.
- Track your inventory and let you know if you are running low on any product.
- For both Android and iOS lovers.
Cleaning your SOMABAR is as easy and automated as a SOMABAR should be. With an automatic internal water flushing system which activates every time you switch to a new drink, ensuring that your next cocktail will always taste like your first. Our SOMA PODS are also dishwasher safe!
We want SOMABAR to be as unique as you are. So we have designed a variety of colors, including our basic and wood looks (check out our website for these options). We will be sending out your survey after the campaign closes to confirm your color choice.
Each craft cocktail requires the perfect infusion of liquor, mixers, bitters and syrups. However, there is no other way to make a craft cocktail other than by hand, and doing so can be a complicated process. So we created SOMABAR. To make the best craft cocktails in a precise and consistent way, in under 5 seconds, specifically for your home kitchen.
At SOMABAR we believe in three concepts: PERFORMANCE, PRECISION and PRICE. Automated bartending is something that has been attempted before, but never in a precise and AFFORDABLE manner created specifically for the home kitchen. Now with the tap of a button, you can create mouthwatering cocktails just like a professional mixologist in under five seconds.
Two years ago we had this aha moment and realized there was no affordable automated bartending solutions in existence. With the only automated bartenders costing around $4,000, we figured something had to be done.
So we started tinkering with electronics, pumps, and a countless amount of liquor bottles. After testing many prototypes we finally created a product that our friends wanted to use.
Your Somabar Cocktail Menu
And the list goes on...
Risks and challenges
MATERIALS: Our goal is to provide you with a truly unique and affordable appliance. While we have an amazing team standing by for manufacturing, problems could always occur with sourcing materials depending on the volume we have to fulfill. But having a large order to fill is a great "problem" to have.
MANUFACTURING: While we have a great product, building a lot of them can lead to manufacturing issues. We don't want to ship an unreliable product, and so problems like parts breaking down in test could delay deliveries.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
We are doing our best to reduce the cost of shipping to its lowest possible price. But it will depend on where you live, with the average shipping charge being around $37. The good news is the more units we ship, the cheaper shipping costs will be, as we can qualify for bulk rates. So please encourage your friends to back the project. We will ask for all backers to pay for shipping on our website closer to when the actual units ship. This process will be kept as simple as possible and we will keep you updated. Thanks!
International shipping is expensive and will most likely be more than the $100 we have already asked for at checkout for the INTERNATIONAL pledge. The good news is the more units we ship, the cheaper shipping costs will be, as we hope to qualify for bulk rates at that time. So please encourage your friends to back the project. We will ask that international backers pay any additional shipping rates on our website closer to when the units ship. We will keep you updated as we get more information on any shipping discounts we have qualified for. Thanks!
Yes, we have listed pictured the color options above and in our video and will also be offering the wood look. After the campaign closes, please indicate your color preference on your survey. We also may be adding more color options in the future and would love to hear your thoughts!
If we are successfully by December 20, we will rush out a certificate to you showing that you have purchased a Somabar for one very lucky loved one. What an awesome Christmas gift!
We are doing our best to keep down the MSRP, but post-Kickstarter it will be around $699.
Somabar will come with a 1 year limited warranty against manufacturing defects. If you are the party type and want some extra insurance, we will offer reasonably priced options for accidental damage.
Somabar currently measures at 19"x11"x15". We won't have a final weight until we begin the production process, but we estimate that an empty Somabar will weigh around 15lbs. If you're going all out and fill up every container you're looking at 30-40lbs.
The capacity for the Soma Pods are as follows: 750ml for the Soma Pods and 150ml on the bitters pod. The water container is 1.5L
We will send backer surveys at the end of the campaign where you can indicate the region you will be using your Somabar and we will manufacture yours to be compatible with your region.
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