|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||99/295 ; 99/302R|
|발명자 / 주소|
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 51 인용 특허 : 3|
An expresso machine has a hot water distributor and an adapter which is removably connectable to the distributor to receive hot water therefrom. A box is in turn removably connectable to the adapter and defines with the same an extraction chamber adapted to house a prefabricated coffee pod through which the hot water must pass on its way to an outlet of the box, thus brewing a portion of coffee.
In a coffee machine heretofore adapted to brew coffee by passing hot water from a distributor through a quantity of ground coffee loosely placed in a filter inside a receptacle, a combination comprising: a removable adapter adapted to replace said receptacle and permit said coffee machine to brew coffee using a prepackaged, water-permeable coffee pod; connecting means for connecting the adapter to the distributor of the machine; and a removable box adapted to be connected to the adapter and define therewith an extraction chamber into which said coffee po...