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1. (WO2018158170) BEVERAGE COOLING DEVICE FOR PREPARING COOLED BEVERAGE WHEN PAIRED WITH A BEVERAGE PREPARATION MACHINE

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/158170    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2018/054612
Publication Date: Sat Sep 08 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Tue Feb 27 00:59:59 CET 2018
IPC: A47J 31/52
A47J 31/44
A47J 41/00
Applicants: NESTEC S.A.
Inventors: PERENTES, Alexandre
PUGLIESE, Alexandre
GANSHOF VAN DER MEERSCH, Nicolas
Title: BEVERAGE COOLING DEVICE FOR PREPARING COOLED BEVERAGE WHEN PAIRED WITH A BEVERAGE PREPARATION MACHINE
Abstract:
Beverage cooling device (2) for rapidly cooling a beverage and serving the beverage when cooled, after having been dispensed from a beverage preparation machine (100) in the device, comprising a heat exchange container (3) comprising a closed chamber (4) containing a phase-change coolant capable of accumulating and restoring cooling energy and a beverage cavity (5) with an open upper end (6) for receiving the beverage; the closed chamber (4) and cavity (5) being separated by at least one heat conductive inner wall (8). The device is arranged to be handled separately from the beverage preparation machine and comprises a control unit (13) comprising a communication module (14) arranged for communicating to the beverage preparation machine information representative of the presence of the device at proximity of the beverage preparation machine and/or of a cooling state of the coolant in the chamber. The invention also relates to a system comprising a beverage preparation device and the cooling device.