|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||99/292 ; ; 99/293 ; ; 99/303 ; ; 99/290|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 9 인용 특허 : 0|
An expresso coffee maker includes a steam outlet valve for supplying steam to froth milk for making cappuccino coffee. A valve member automatically closes off a tube when a water level in a water compartment falls below a low level. This closing off completes each expresso making cycle and ensures that sufficient water is retained, and sealed off, inside the compartment to sustain a supply of steam for frothing the milk.
An expresso coffee maker comprising an electrically heated sealed water compartment, a tube, having two ends, extending down inside the compartment and terminating at one end adjacent a lower inner surface of the water compartment, a coffee compartment connected to the other end of the tube and having an outlet connected to pass coffee to an external container, including automatic valve means arranged to seal off the tube before all the water in compartment has evaporated so as to form a supply for steam for frothing milk, and a manually operable valve a...