Beverage brewing system

  • US 9,149,151 B2
  • Filed: 11/14/2014
  • Issued: 10/06/2015
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/22/2012
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A method for use with a brewer and a beverage cartridge with a beverage ingredient and authentication indicia, the brewer having a first outlet needle that pierces at a first predetermined outlet piercing location within the brewer, and a second outlet needle that pierces at a second predetermined outlet piercing location within the brewer that is vertically offset from the first predetermined outlet piercing location, the method comprising the step of:

  • receiving the beverage cartridge with authentication indicia within the brewer in such a manner that the beverage cartridge is pierced at the first predetermined outlet piercing location by the first outlet needle, the beverage cartridge is not pierced at the second predetermined outlet piercing location, that is vertically offset from the first predetermined outlet piercing location, by the second outlet needle, and the authentication indicia is in a position to be authenticated by the brewer.

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