|Bartendro @ ORD Camp (photo by John Tolva)|
The reactions Bartendro received were stunning! My favorite quote would have to be: "I've seen a lot of awesome, but this is the best thing EVAR. EVAR!"
It seems that everyone was pleased with our invention -- we ended up pouring 149 drinks that evening!
The model shown on the above is Bartendro 7: it has 7 pumps and can dispense 7 different types of liquids and serve 14 different drinks. At ORD Camp we loaded the bot with:
- Lime juice
- Cranberry juice
- Butterscotch schnapps
- Sour apple pucker
Total number of drinks: 149
Total volume of drinks: 18.032 Liters
|Sour apple martini||20||2.37|
|Girl scout cookie||4||0.51|
I was especially pleased how well people adapted to it after their first drink. There were quite a few repeat customers who knew exactly what to do to get their drink. Two or three taps, hold the cup under the spout, press POUR wait a few seconds and they were off to rejoin whatever shenanigans that were underway.
It was a great evening -- thanks to everyone who came and helped us test the latest incarnation of Bartendro. We're gearing up for a Kickstarter soon and if you're interested in getting your own bot or pumps to make your own bot, stay tuned on this blog or follow us on Twitter.