Alchema is building a smart home cidermaking machine that allows anyone to easily craft delicious hard cider from fresh fruit right on their kitchen countertops in just two weeks. Many people try home-brewing and give up because it is hard to make a good batch. Alchema is more than just a fermentation vessel, though. Many home-brew failures are caused by invisible impurities, so Alchema incorporates a medical grade UV-C LED light to sanitize the container before fermentation begins. The nearest competitors – there are three of them – haven’t got our technology. Alchema is the only system that can sense what stage fermentation is at and talk to its user about it, and it’s all protected by patents.