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1. (WO2018026269) APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PREPARING A BEVERAGE AND SYSTEM COMPRISING THE APPARATUS AND AN EXCHANGEABLE CAPSULE

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/026269    International Application No.:    PCT/NL2017/050509
Publication Date: Fri Feb 09 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Fri Aug 04 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: A47J 31/36
A47J 31/06
B65D 85/804
Applicants: KONINKLIJKE DOUWE EGBERTS B.V.
Inventors: RIJSKAMP, Peter
OGINK, Judith Margreet Hanneke
KOOIJKER, Klaas
BEEKMAN, Jarno
Title: APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PREPARING A BEVERAGE AND SYSTEM COMPRISING THE APPARATUS AND AN EXCHANGEABLE CAPSULE
Abstract:
An apparatus for preparing a quantity of beverage suitable for consumption, includes a first and a second brew chamber part to form a brew chamber for holding an exchangeable capsule as well as a fluid dispensing device for supplying an amount of fluid, such as water, under pressure to the exchangeable capsule. The first and the second brew chamber part are movable relative to each other between a first relative position, and a second relative position. The first relative position defines an open state in which the capsule can be inserted into the brew chamber, And the second relative position defines a closed state allowing the brew chamber to enclose the capsule. A first biasing member biases the capsule towards the second brew chamber part. A second biasing biases the first brew chamber part and the second brew chamber part towards each other. The first biasing member has a higher stiffness than the second biasing member. Also a system is provided comprising the apparatus as well as at least one capsule to be used by the apparatus.