Hot beverage maker with dispenser

  • US 8,201,491 B2
  • Filed: 11/04/2011
  • Issued: 06/19/2012
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/11/2001
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A hot beverage maker comprising:

  • a stand with a fresh water reservoir positioned on the stand and a lid attached to the beverage maker, the lid having a first position where the lid substantially covers the fresh water reservoir and a second position where the fresh water reservoir is accessible to a user, the stand further comprising a platform with a warmer plate,a brewed beverage tank with a sidewall and a bottom, the brewed beverage tank being removably mounted on the platform, the bottom of the brewed beverage tank engaged to the warmer plate, the brewed beverage tank comprising a fluid bucket when the brewed beverage tank is removed from the stand;

    a rotatable showerhead fluidily connected to the fresh water reservoir;

    a filter basket located beneath the showerhead, the filter basket including a drain aperture wherein fluid exits the filter basket via the drain aperture and enters the brewed beverage tank;

    an actuator; and

    an outlet port, the outlet port fluidily connected to a reservoir portion of the brewed beverage tank, the actuator engaged to thereby dispense brewed beverage from the brewed beverage tank.

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