Ringing in summer with 3D printed cocktails from Devoray
While 3D printing food is becoming more and more popular, it seems that the cocktail department is also interested in this method of manufacturing. The Quebec startup, Devoray, has revealed a new and original offer that allows you to create cocktails at home using 3D printed ingredients that can be mixed in your glass. Coming in different shapes and tastes, these DIY cocktails have been created and brought together into a box that is already on sale in Canada.
Technology is not only on your plate but also in your glass! An innovation that comes just in time for the start of the summer. Samuel Côté is behind this startup, Devoray, which since 2015 has developed their own food 3D printing technology. After entering into a partnership with Nutriart, the startup began marketing their ready-to-mix cocktails that were designed with 3D printing.
Devoray has 3D printed four different shapes: a starfish for pink Litchi, a flower for Hawaiian Cosmo, a pineapple for Coco yoyo and a palm tree for Jelly Bean. Just by mixing the alcohol of your choosing and water is enough to create your own cocktail in as little as thirty seconds.
Samuel is convinced of the potential of technology in this industry and says: “3D printing is used extensively in the aerospace, military and medical industries for the production of complex parts, but rarely in the food industry. There is room for innovation, especially for the creation of new products, such as ready-to-mix cocktail pieces for example.”
Although the 3D printer used has not been unveiled, it seems that the startup is working with a powder-based technology with natural flavors that dissolve when coming into contact with a liquid – in this case, alcohol and some water. Devoray is still waiting on the patent for their technology which should help to speed up the manufacturing process and ensure its durability. Samuel says that eventually, the 3D printer should be able to produce 4,000 pieces an hour.
5,000 boxes of eight pieces are expected to be sold for $15.95 in about one hundred Quebec Liquor stores. Find more information on their official website or in the video below:
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