Green Mountain Coffee Roasters files Australian patent application for method and apparatus for cartridge-based carbonation of beverages

CANBERRA, Australia , June 23, 2014 () – Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc has filed a patent application for method and apparatus for cartridge-based carbonation of beverages. This invention was developed by Peterson Peter, Novak Thomas J, Packard Ross and Gulla Shawn.

The patent application number is AU20140202419 20140502. The patent publication number is AU2014202419 (A1). International Patent Classification codes are A23L2/40, A47J31/40, A47J31/41 and B01F3/04.

According to the abstract released by the Australian Patent Office: "Systems, methods and cartridges for carbonating a precursor liquid, such as water, to form a beverage. A carbon dioxide source can be provided in a cartridge which is used to generate carbon dioxide gas that is dissolved into the precursor liquid. A beverage medium, such as a powdered drink mix or liquid syrup, may be provided in the same, or a separate cartridge as the carbon dioxide source and mixed with the precursor liquid to form a beverage. The use of one or more cartridges for the carbon dioxide source and/or beverage medium may make for an easy to use and mess-free system for making carbonated beverages, e.g., in the consumer's home."

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