Disposable brew basket for electric coffee maker

CAFC
  • US 7,311,037 B2
  • Filed: 09/16/2004
  • Issued: 12/25/2007
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/01/2002
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A beverage brewing system, comprising:

  • a beverage brewing machine having a housing, a water reservoir, an electrical heating element for heating water and a location to receive a brew basket, the brewing machine heating water from the water reservoir;

    a plurality of filter packs for use with the beverage brewing machine, each filter pack containing an amount of grinds sufficient to brew approximately only a single serving of brewed beverage; and

    a plurality of single serving disposable brew baskets for use with the beverage brewing machine,the brew baskets being inserted into the location in the beverage brewing machine,the brew baskets comprising a bottom and a wall extending generally upwardly from the bottom to define a brewing reservoir,the bottom and wall being formed with a disposable rigid non-collapsible one-piece construction,the bottom having a port there through to permit a brewed beverage to flow from the brewing reservoir of the disposable brew basket into a single serving beverage container located proximate to the beverage brewing machine,the wall of the brew basket extending upwardly from the bottom to an open top,the brewing reservoir having a size dimensioned appropriate to make approximately only a single serving of beverage during a brewing operation,the brewing reservoir being sufficiently large to hold at least one of the filter packs and the heated water while brewing without a level of the heated water rising above and overflowing the open top; and

    a first package including at least one of the brew baskets and a second package including at least one of the filter packs, the first and second packages being separate from one another.

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