|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||099/305; 099/299; 099/283|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|대리인 / 주소||
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 29 인용 특허 : 15|
An apparatus and method for brewing coffee or a similar brewed beverage allows a consumer to select a desired strength, and then, a serving of the brewed beverage is promptly brewed and dispensed in response to that selection. Regardless of the selected strength, a constant volume of beverage results; in other words, the strength of the brewed beverage is not altered by merely adding or subtracting water.
The invention claimed is: 1. An apparatus for preparing and dispensing a brewed beverage, comprising: a plumbing system for delivering water to a brew head; a receptacle for receiving and positioning a quantity of a beverage component below the brew head; and a selector switch and associated control logic for controlling operation of said plumbing system, wherein the selector switch allows for the selection of one of the following discrete options--a first option in which the plumbing system and control logic causes a first predetermined volume of water...