Disposable brew basket for electric coffee maker

  • US 7,770,512 B2
  • Filed: 09/12/2006
  • Issued: 08/10/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/01/2002
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. Apparatus for use in an in-room beverage brewing system for a room of a lodging establishment, the beverage brewing system to be used by a number of different lodging guests expected to stay in the room over a period of time, the apparatus comprising:

  • a plurality of single serving disposable brew baskets comprising a body defining a brewing reservoir, the body being formed with a disposable rigid construction, the body having an opening therethrough to permit a brewed beverage to flow from the brewing reservoir of the disposable brew basket into a beverage container, the body extending upwardly from a bottom of the brewing reservoir to an open top that is configured to receive heated water from the brewing machine, the heated water flowing through the open top during a brewing operation, the brewing reservoir having a size dimensioned appropriate to make approximately only a single serving of beverage during a brewing operation, a brewing area being sufficiently large to hold a filter pack and the heated water while brewing without a level of the heated water rising above and overflowing the open top, wherein the plurality of disposable brew baskets comprise a number of the brew baskets relating to the number of different lodging guests expected to stay at the lodging establishment over the period of time.

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