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 Beverage preparation capsules patent thumbnailBeverage preparation capsules
A beverage preparation capsule (800) is provided comprising a hollow body suitable for containing a beverage preparation ingredient, the hollow body having a top end for receiving liquid into the hollow body, a bottom end for dispensing the beverage from the hollow body, and at least one side wall (813) between the top and bottom ends, the bottom end being in fluid communication with the top end; and the hollow body containing a filter material (830) having a variable porosity along at least one dimension of the filter material's surface area, wherein the filter material (830) is less porous closer to the top or inlet of the hollow body and more porous closer to the bottom or outlet of the hollow body, or wherein the filter material is less porous closer to the side wall of the hollow body and more porous closer the centre of the filter material, or a combination of both. The beverage preparation capsule may be used with a beverage preparation apparatus in a method of preparing a beverage, particularly ground coffee or leaf tea..
Mars, Incorporated


 Beverage preparation device and operating method patent thumbnailBeverage preparation device and operating method
A beverage preparation device, in particular a coffee maker, comprising at least one water pump for supplying water to a first continuous-flow heater (17), which is embodied for generating hot water, and to a second continuous-flow heater (18), which is also embodied for generating hot water and/or for generating steam, and comprising a control unit for controlling the at least one pump as well as the continuous-flow heaters (17, 18) for realizing different operating modes. According to the invention, provision is made for the first continuous-flow heater (17) to be connected to a first inlet (3) of a manifold valve (21) via a first connecting line (20) and for the second continuous-flow heater (18) to be connected to a second inlet (1) of the same manifold valve (21) via a second connecting line (22), and for the manifold valve (21) to be embodied in such a manner that the first inlet (3) and the second inlet (1) are fluidically connected to separate outlets in a first switch position and that the first inlet (3) as well as the second inlet (1) are fluidically connected to a common outlet in a second switch position..
Eugster/frismag Ag


 Beverage preparation capsules patent thumbnailBeverage preparation capsules
A beverage preparation capsule (200) is provided comprising a hollow body suitable for containing a beverage preparation ingredient, the hollow body having a top end for receiving liquid into the hollow body, a bottom end for dispensing the beverage from the hollow body, and at least one side wall (210,212) between the top and bottom ends, the bottom end being in fluid communication with the top end; and a sheet of filter material (230) extending from a first position on a side wall (210) to a second position on a side wall (212), wherein said first position is relatively closer to the top end of the hollow body and the second position is relatively closer to the bottom end of the hollow body, such that the sheet of filter material (230) extends across the inside of the hollow body at an incline relative to the side wall. The beverage preparation capsule may be used with a beverage preparation apparatus in a method of preparing a beverage, particularly ground coffee or leaf tea..
Mars, Incorporated


 Beverage dispensing systems and methods patent thumbnailBeverage dispensing systems and methods
Various beverage preparation systems and methods are disclosed. The beverage preparation system can include a dispensing unit configured to receive beverage, such as a shot of espresso, from a beverage preparation machine.
Starbucks Corporation


 Beverage dispensing systems and methods patent thumbnailBeverage dispensing systems and methods
Various beverage preparation systems and methods are disclosed. The beverage preparation system can include a dispensing unit configured to receive beverage, such as a shot of espresso, from a beverage preparation machine.
Starbucks Corporation


 Beverage preparation device for hot and cold beverages patent thumbnailBeverage preparation device for hot and cold beverages
The present invention relates to a beverage preparation device for preparing hot and cold beverages, the device (30) comprising a hot extraction module (10) comprising a brewing unit (1) for injection of hot liquid into a beverage ingredients containing capsule, a hot beverage outlet (2) connected to the brewing unit (1) for dispensing of a hot extracted beverage, and a cooling module (20) comprising a cooling reservoir (5) for receiving the hot extracted beverage, wherein the hot beverage outlet (2) and the cooling module (20) are arranged moveably relative to each other such that the hot extracted beverage may be selectively dispensed from the hot beverage outlet (2) into the cooling reservoir (5) of the cooling module (20) in at least one relative position of the hot beverage outlet (2) and the cooling module (5).. .
Nestec S.a.


 Beverage preparation systems and methods patent thumbnailBeverage preparation systems and methods
Various beverage preparation systems and methods are disclosed. The beverage preparation system can include a container manipulation assembly having a support assembly and an elevator.
Starbucks Corporation


 Beverage preparation device for preparation of a cooled and foamed beverage patent thumbnailBeverage preparation device for preparation of a cooled and foamed beverage
The present invention relates to a cold beverage preparation device (20), the device comprising an open cooling reservoir (5) for receiving a liquid beverage, cooling means (15) associated to the cooling reservoir (5) for cooling at least part of an internal surface of the cooling reservoir, a rotational stirring member (16) arranged in the cooling reservoir (5) for mixing or foaming the liquid depending on the speed of rotation of the member, and a rotational scraping member (17) arranged in the cooling reservoir (5) for scraping the internal surface of the cooling reservoir, wherein the rotational stirring member (16) and the scraping member (17) are designed for being driven independently within the cooling reservoir (5) of the device.. .
Nestec S.a.


 Container and code of system for preparing a beverage or foodstuff patent thumbnailContainer and code of system for preparing a beverage or foodstuff
A container for a foodstuff or beverage preparation machine, the container for containing beverage or foodstuff preparation material and comprising a code encoding preparation information, the code comprising: a data sequence having a plurality of marker locations, whereby said marker locations either comprise or do not comprise a marker as a variable to at least partially encode the preparation information therein, with adjacent marker locations separated by a distance of Δx; a locator sequence to enable location of the data sequence, the locator sequence comprising at least two markers, whereby a distance x4 therebetween is distinct from the distance Δx.. .
Nestec S. A.


 Inert gas generation from fuel cells patent thumbnailInert gas generation from fuel cells
A dual purpose fuel cell configuration generates electricity and oxygen-depleted inert gases. The inert gaseous outflows are then applied to fuel tanks comprising electric compartments, fuel tanks, battery compartments, storage cavities, and refrigeration containers.
The Boeing Company


Mill, milling machine, and beverage preparation apparatus

A mill includes a first mill having a first grinding region, a second mill having a second grinding region opposed to the first grinding region and provided to be rotatable relatively to the first mill, and a heat radiation mechanism which is provided in at least one of the first mill and the second mill and radiates friction heat generated as a result of rotation of the first mill and the second mill relative to each other, and the heat radiation mechanism is provided in a portion except for the first grinding region and the second grinding region.. .
Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha

Beverage production machines and methods with multi chambered basket units

Various beverage preparation machines having a multi-chambered basket unit are shown. The basket unit can be configured to accept multiple cartridge configurations.
Starbucks Corporation Dba Starbucks Coffee Company

Container and code of system for preparing a beverage or foodstuff

A container for a foodstuff or beverage preparation machine, the container for containing beverage or foodstuff preparation material and comprising a code encoding preparation information, the code comprising: a data sequence having a plurality of marker locations, whereby said marker locations either comprise or do not comprise a marker as a variable to at least partially encode the preparation information therein, with adjacent marker locations separated by a distance of Δx; a calibration sequence having at least two markers with a distance of x1 therebetween, whereby the distance Δx between adjacent marker locations of the data sequence is related to the distance x1 of the calibration sequence.. .
Nestec S.a.

Capsule and system for the beverage preparation

A capsule for preparation of a beverage from a brewing device, and a system including the capsule and brewing device. The capsule includes a lateral wall, a water inlet wall and an outlet wall forming a hollow body where a brewing product is contained.
Tuttoespresso S.r.l.

Beverage preparation unit with safety valve

Portable beverage preparation devices for preparing a beverage from an ingredients containing capsule are disclosed and include a beverage brewing unit and beverage dispensing means that includes a safety outlet valve. Also disclosed are systems that include the beverage preparation devices and receptacles for use with the beverage preparation devices..
Nestec S.a.

Beverage preparation unit

A beverage preparation device for preparing a beverage from an ingredients containing capsule includes a beverage brewing unit for receiving the capsule and preparing the beverage by means of injection of pressurized liquid into the capsule, and beverage dispensing means for dispensing the resulting beverage into a receptacle, wherein beverage brewing unit is designed for passing liquid through the capsule in a direction essentially opposite to gravity. Systems that include the beverage preparation device and methods of producing and using said device are also disclosed..
Nestec S.a.

Simple ergonomic user-interface for a beverage machine

A beverage preparation machine (1) comprises a user-interface (10, 10′, 20, 30, 40, 50) that has: a generally peripheral illuminatable arrangement (11, 11′, 21, 31, 41, 51) formed of illuminatable parts (11a-11f, 11a′-11h′, 21a- 21g, 31a-31f, 41a-41b, 51a-51h, 51x) and extending around an inner portion (110,120); and a control arrangement (100,105) for activating and deactivating an illumination of the illuminatable parts. The control arrangement (100,105) has at least one configuration for activating part of the illuminatable parts (11a-11f, 11a′-11h′, 21a-21g, 31a-31f, 41a-41b, 51a-51h, 51x), for instance to successively activate consecutive parts (11a-11f, 11a′-11h′, 21a-21g, 31a-31f, 41a-41b, 51a-51h, 51x) in a turning sequence about the inner portion (110,120) and optionally either deactivate all the parts simultaneously after activation of all the parts or successively deactivate previously activated parts at the same pace as the activation pace or at a lower pace..
Nestec S.a.

Agitation unit and beverage preparation apparatus

An agitation unit includes an agitation tank to which a liquid is supplied and an agitation member which agitates the liquid supplied to the agitation tank. The agitation tank has an area of opening in a horizontal direction decreasing in a downward direction..
Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha

A capsule for improved beverage quality

The present invention is directed to a capsule (1) for use in a beverage preparation machine, said capsule comprising: (i) lateral walls (2), a pierceable injection wall (3) adapted to be pierced by fluid injection means (4) of the machine, and a dispensing wall (5) adapted to dispense said beverage, that delimit a closed internal volume, (ii) a flexible fluid distributor wall (7), that is located inside the closed volume of the capsule, at a distance below the pierceable wall (3) so as to separate:—a headspace compartment (8) between the pierceable wall (3) and said fluid distributor wall (7) which is able to accommodate the injection means during injection of the fluid, and—an ingredient compartment (9) located between said fluid distributor wall (7) and said dispensing wall (5), containing a bed of non-soluble beverage ingredient particles, characterized in that the head-space compartment (8) contains a superabsorbent polymer (10) able to absorb a quantity of the injected fluid, and swell so as to fill the headspace compartment (8) and exert a pressure force onto the surface of the fluid distributor wall (7) to prevent substantial movement of ingredient particles while said fluid traverses said ingredient.. .
Nestec S.a.

Beverage dispenser with powder container

The invention concerns a beverage dispenser comprising: at least one refillable container (2) for storing soluble beverage powder, said container comprising: a tank (21), a dosing device (23), a discharge port (22) at the outlet of the tank, at least one beverage preparation unit (3) operatively linked to the container for preparing a beverage from the stored soluble beverage powder, wherein the discharge port (22) of the container comprises: an internal delivery tube (221) comprising a hollowing-out (222) in its bottom part, an external movable cover (223) comprising a hollowing-out (224) in its bottom part, said external movable cover covering at least a part of the internal delivery tube (221) and being movable between: a dosing position in which the both hollowing-outs (222, 224) of the internal delivery tube and of the external movable cover overlap each other, and a rest position in which the surface of the external movable cover (223) overlaps and closes the hollowing-out (222) of the delivery tube.. .
Nestec S.a.

Beverage preparation assembly

The invention concerns a beverage preparation assembly (1) comprising: —a container (2) for storing a water soluble beverage powder, said container comprising a tank (21) and a powder outlet (22), —a dissolution chamber (3) for preparing a beverage from the water soluble beverage powder and a diluent, said dissolution chamber comprising at last one diluent inlet (31) and a beverage outlet (32), —a chute (4) for guiding the water soluble beverage powder from the powder outlet (22) of the container to the dissolution chamber (3), —an air outlet (5) configured for evacuating air from the dissolution chamber (3), wherein the powder outlet (22) is connected to the chute (4) by a conduit (6), and wherein the powder outlet (22), the conduit (5), the chute (4) and the dissolution chamber (3) are connected together through airtight connections, and wherein said assembly comprises an air inlet (8), said air inlet being positioned above the chute (4) only.. .
Nestec S.a.

Cartridge and the preparation of beverages

A cartridge for use in a beverage preparation machine, the cartridge containing one or more beverage ingredients and being formed from substantially air- and water-impermeable materials, the cartridge comprising an inlet for the introduction of an aqueous medium into the cartridge and an outlet for discharge of a beverage produced from the one or more beverage ingredients.. .
Koninklijke Douwe Egberts B.v.

Portafilter and grounds weighing platform system and methods of use

A device with weighing capability (or “scale feature”) and also anvil capability (or “tapping feature”) allows accurate and precise filling of an espresso portafilter with coffee grounds for use in beverage preparation. Some versions switch between a protected mode for anvil use, and a weighing mode for accurate weighing of the portafilter and its grounds, by pivoting the entire load cell into and out of a protected location wherein tapping/shocks do not flex/strain the load cell free end.
Mazzer Luigi S.p.a.via Moglianese, 113

Beverage preparation apparatus

A beverage preparation apparatus includes a milling unit which obtains powders by grating an object to be grated, a liquid storage tank which stores a liquid, a liquid supply path having one end connected to the liquid storage tank and having the other end provided with a supply port, a powder reception portion which is provided to be movable and receives powders obtained by the milling unit, and an agitation tank which has an opening portion opening upward and mixes the powders introduced through the opening portion from the moved powder reception portion and the liquid supplied through the opening portion from the supply port. The milling unit includes an outlet port which discharges the obtained powders into the powder reception portion and the outlet port is located below the opening portion..
Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha

Beverage preparation systems with brew chamber securing mechanisms

Various beverage preparation systems, components, and methods are disclosed. In some embodiments, the system includes a brewer machine and a beverage pod.
Starbucks Corporation Dba Starbucks Coffee Company

Beverage preparation systems with adaptable brew chambers

Various beverage preparation systems, components, and methods are disclosed. In some embodiments, the system includes a brewer machine and a beverage pod.
Starbucks Corporation Dba Starbucks Coffee Company

Beverage preparation systems with brew chamber access mechanisms

Various beverage preparation systems, components, and methods are disclosed. In some embodiments, the system includes a brewer machine and a beverage pod.
Starbucks Corporation Dba Starbucks Coffee Company

Form-retaining pad for use in a coffee maker

The invention relates to a pad for use in a coffee-maker, provided with an envelope with an inner space which is filled with a beverage preparation product, wherein the envelope is formed by a first disc-shaped sheet and a second disc-shaped sheet, wherein the interconnected parts of the first sheet and the second sheet form a sealing seam and wherein the first sheet and the second sheet each form a filter which can pass a fluid and which forms a barrier to the beverage preparation product, wherein, in use, with the coffee-maker a fluid such as water is supplied, under pressure, via the first sheet to the pad so that the fluid is pressed through the pad for obtaining the beverage which thereupon leaves the pad, wherein each sheet comprises at least one layer, and wherein at least one of the first sheet and the second sheet is of form-retaining design, made of at least one base compound comprising meltable polymers and preferably fibers and/or filaments of the same, and at least one enforcement compound comprising at least meltable polymers of the group of abaca, banana plant, flax, hemp, lyocell, tencel, kenaf, nettles, ramie, bamboo, bowstring, indian hemp, jute, cotton, coir, sisal, agave and preferably fibers and/or filaments.. .
Koninklijke Douwe Egberts B.v.

Capsule for beverages and beverage preparation method

A capsule and method of mixing a beverage are described. A capsule for beverages includes a casing with a top and a base.
Mokate Sp. Z O.o.

Beverage preparation capsules for delivery of functional ingredients

A beverage preparation capsule containing a beverage preparation ingredient and a functional ingredient, wherein at least a portion of an inside surface of said capsule is coated with a water-dispersible coating containing said functional ingredient. Suitably, the functional ingredient comprises a flavonoid, such as a cocoa polyphenol extract.
Mars, Incorporated

Beverage preparation apparatus

A beverage preparation apparatus prepares a beverage with a liquid and powders, and includes an agitation unit including an agitation blade which agitates the liquid and the powders and an agitation tank which accommodates the agitation blade, an agitation blade drive portion which rotationally drives the agitation blade, and a control portion which controls the agitation blade drive portion. The agitation blade has a central axis of rotation and is provided with a plurality of blade portions surrounding the central axis of rotation.
Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha

Methods and apparatus relating to beverage capsules

A method of producing a body portion (2) of a capsule (1) comprises forming the body portion (2) from a polymeric material and subsequently treating one or more piercing zones (30) of the body portion (2) to alter one or more material characteristics of the polymeric material of the piercing zone(s) relative to the material characteristics of the polymeric material of a remainder of the body portion (2). A capsule (1) for the preparation of a beverage comprises a body portion (2) comprising one or more piercing zones (30) intended to be pierced in use by one or more piercers (13) of a beverage preparation machine to provide one or more inlet apertures for feeding water under pressure into the interior of the capsule (1).
Koninklijke Douwe Egberts B.v.

Beverage preparation machines and beverage cartridges

A delivery head for a beverage preparation machine comprising: an upwardly directed inlet for supplying water to a cartridge received in the delivery head; a downwardly directed outlet for outflow of beverage; a barcode reader having a barcode reader window through which signals may be transmitted; wherein the inlet, the outlet and the barcode reader window are arranged in a line with the outlet being intermediate the inlet and the barcode reader window.. .
Kraft Foods R & D, Inc.

System for making a beverage, and a beverage cartridge

A beverage preparation machine of the type which uses pre-packaged containers of beverage ingredients includes a cartridge recognition device for determining the type of beverage to be prepared from a cartridge inserted into the machine and a variable geometry valve located downstream of a cartridge when inserted in the machine. The valve enables preparation of beverages at a range of pressures by having at least an open position and at least one restricted flow position, and a controller for selecting an initial valve position and controlling the subsequent operation of the valve according to the determination of the type of beverage to be prepared by the cartridge recognition device..
Kraft Foods R&d, Inc.

Pad comprising a soluble beverage preparation product for use in a coffee machine

Pad for use in a coffee machine for preparing at least one part of a single beverage serving which pad, for use in the coffee machine, is adapted to receive an aqueous fluid that is supplied under pressure so that the aqueous fluid is forced through the pad for obtaining the at least on part of the beverage serving that then exits the pad. The pad includes a covering defining an interior space that is filled with a beverage preparation product for preparing the beverage wherein the beverage preparation product includes a product soluble in an aqueous fluid.
Koninklijke Douwe Egberts B.v.

Beverage preparation apparatus

A beverage preparation apparatus prepares a beverage by mixing and agitating tea leaves and hot water. In the beverage preparation apparatus, a heater representing one example of a heating mechanism heats water.
Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha

Coffee pad with a relatively large outlet opening for use in a coffee machine

Pad including a covering filled with an extractable beverage preparation product. The covering comprises a flexible first sheet and a rigid shell which are connected to each other.
Koninklijke Douwe Egberts B.v.

Pad with a relatively large outlet opening comprising a soluble beverage preparation product for use in a coffee machine

Pad including a covering filled with a soluble beverage preparation product. The covering comprises a flexible first sheet and a rigid shell which are connected to each other.
Koninklijke Douwe Egberts B.v.

Adapter for use in a coffee machine

Adapter for use in a coffee machine in combination with a pad, which pad comprises a covering of filtering sheet material enclosing a beverage preparation product. The coffee machine is equipped with a pad holder having a bowl-shaped interior for accommodating the adapter in combination with the pad, the coffee machine having a water inlet and is arranged for supplying a time controlled amount of water to the pad positioned in the pad holder, the pad holder having a beverage exit opening.
Koninklijke Douwe Egberts B.v.

Coffee pad for use in a coffee machine

Pad for use in coffee machine for preparing at least one part of a single beverage serving. In use, in the coffee machine an aqueous fluid such as water is supplied under pressure to the pad so that the fluid is forced through the pad for obtaining a beverage that then exits the pad.
Koninklijke Douwe Egberts B.v.

Capsule for preparing a beverage such as coffee and the like

Capsule (1) for the preparation of a beverage in a beverage preparation device comprising a cup-like body (2), a sealing cover (3) for closing the cup-like body; a flange (4) for the cover to seal thereon; the cup-like body being formed of paper-based material comprising at least one gas barrier layer with a cavity wall (5) containing beverage ingredients; wherein the flange (4) is sealingly attached to body and the flange is formed of a first polymer and a second gas barrier polymer; the second polymer being a gas barrier layer overlapping with the cup-like body.. .
Nestec S.a.

Multi-single serve beverage dispensing apparatus, method and system

A multi-single serve beverage dispensing apparatus, method and system is disclosed. Storage, management and delivery of a desired liquid enhancement cartridge to a beverage preparation positioned in a refrigerator or other liquid dispensing appliance is provided.
Whirlpool Corporation

Beverage preparation apparatus with central constant temperature water supply

Provided is a beverage preparation apparatus having a central constant temperature water supply. The hot water furnace heats water to a predetermine temperature and supplies hot water to at least one hot water branch via a hot water supply line.
Gino Creation Co., Ltd.

Beverage outlet for a beverage preperation machine

A beverage outlet for a beverage preparation machine, for example for a coffee maker, may include an outlet tube, one end of which can be connected to the beverage preparation machine and the other end of which may have an outlet opening for dispensing a beverage from the beverage preparation machine. The beverage outlet furthermore may have a beverage guide element, which runs coaxially to the outlet tube and a first section of which is arranged inside the outlet tube and a second section of which projects out of the outlet opening of the outlet tube.
Jura Elektroapparate Ag

Beverage production machine using capsules

The invention concerns a beverage production machine designed for producing a beverage from a capsule comprising a module (1) for introducing the capsule in the machine, positioning the capsule for the beverage preparation and ejecting the capsule, said module comprising :—a housing (2) having two lateral walls (2a, 2b) and rear and front ends (2c, 2d),—a capsule engagement member (3),—an actuator (4) comprising a handle (41), wherein:—each of the lateral walls of the housing comprises a guiding curve (23a, 23b),—the capsule engagement member comprises two lateral guiding pins (31a, 31b), each of the lateral guiding pins cooperating with one of the guiding curves (23a, 23b) of the housing lateral walls,—the actuator comprises: a fixed axis (42), the actuator being able to rotate around said fixed axis, two lateral walls (43a, 43b) joining the rear end (41a) of the actuator handle to the fixed axis (42), each of said lateral walls comprising a guiding curve (431a, 431b) cooperating with the lateral guiding pins (31a, 31b) of the capsule engagement member.. .
Nestec S.a.

A food or beverage preparation machine with detachable brewing unit

The invention concerns a food or beverage preparation machine (1) for preparing a flowable food product or a beverage by mixing a fluid with a precursor ingredient, said machine comprising:—a base (2) having a fluid source, a pump means suitable for conducting said fluid from the source through fluid-conducting pipes to a fluid delivery port (9), and—a functional element (3) detachable from the base (2), comprising connecting means (6, 7, 8) for connecting fluidly to the delivery port of the base (9), characterized in that said base (2) and said detachable functional element (3) both have cooperating magnetic attachment means such that the detachable element and the base can be removably connected with an attracting magnetic effect, and then disconnected by rotating said detachable element relative to said base with a repelling magnetic effect.. .
Nestec S.a.

High pressure extraction capsule

A high pressure extraction capsule (1) for single beverage preparation has a porous hydrophobic membrane (5, 10) that acts as a barrier to fluid flow up to a certain pressure and exceeding said pressure allows for extracting the fluid with active ingredients but still acts as a barrier to particles, particularly ground herbs or roots, wherein the pore size of the membrane (5, 10) is bigger than 0.45 μm and wherein the hydrophobic membrane (5, 10) is arranged to have a surface tension of less than 40 dynes/cm. The capsule (1) comprises an inlet port (2), a compartment (3) for holding a substance with active ingredients like, e.g.

Mill and beverage preparation apparatus including the same

In a mill having a first mill provided with a first grinding surface and a second mill provided with a second grinding surface, the first grinding surface includes a first groove in a curved shape which extends from a side of a center of rotation c toward an outer circumference, the second grinding surface includes a second groove in a curved shape which extends from the side of the center of rotation c toward the outer circumference, and while the first grinding surface and the second grinding surface are superimposed on each other, the first groove and the second groove are not superimposed on each other and an angle (an angle of intersection) β at which the first groove and the second groove intersect with each other is 10°≦β≦50°.. .

Method for providing a beverage provided with a fine-bubble froth layer or a beverage at least virtually without the fine bubble froth layer, pad with covering filled with product to be extracted and/or to be dissolved; assembly provided with such a pad and a holder; beverage preparation preparing a beverage

A control unit for an automatic device for preparing a beverage, which control unit is provided with a display panel and an input wherein the control unit is provided furthermore with an operating unit for displaying by the display panel a visually observable reaction to designations provided by the user, and for controlling a preparation unit of the automatic device, wherein the display panel has selection fields for mutually exclusive settings for formulations of the beverage to be prepared, wherein the control unit enables the user to select one of the settings by designation of one of the selection fields, wherein a collecting field with at least one setting field shows the chosen setting of the formulation, and wherein the non-designated selection fields remain visible and selectable.. .

Pressure regulated beverage cartridges

Various embodiments of pressure regulated beverage cartridges are disclosed. In some embodiments, a system includes a cartridge and a beverage preparation machine.

Food or beverage capsule with built-in foaming capabilities

The present invention is directed to a container (c) for the preparation of flowable food or beverage compositions, adapted to be functionally inserted in a food or beverage preparation machine (m), said container comprising walls defining at least one cavity (27) for containing at least one precursor ingredient, and a dispensing channel (15) through which the food or beverage composition can flow to a consumer receptacle, characterized in that it further comprises a foaming whisk element (29) located at least partially into the dispensing channel (15) so as to be able to whip said product when the latter exits said channel (15).. .



Beverage Preparation topics:
  • Beverage Preparation
  • Dispension
  • Flow Control
  • Disconnect
  • Dispensing System
  • Downstream
  • Coded Data
  • Spatial Environment
  • Control Unit
  • Herbal Extract


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