06068871 is referenced by 53 patents and cites 52 patents.

A powdered substance, which is suitable for preparation of a beverage with an extraction fluid, is extracted for preparation of a beverage. The substance which is compacted in a form of a cake, is contained within a sachet between two sachet sheets which, prior to extraction of the substance, protect the substance against oxygen and water vapor and which extend to sealed edges for containing the substance within the sheets prior to and during extraction. In effecting extraction, one sheet is perforated to provide at least one opening for injection of extraction fluid, and extraction fluid is injected under pressure into the sachet for contacting and deforming the compacted substance cake and for extracting the substance in the sachet, and the other sheet is deformed against a surface having portions forming, upon deformation of the second sheet, local breakages in that sheet for opening that sheet for flow of extracted beverage substance. The cake and sheets advantageously are configured so that there is free space between at least one of the cake surfaces and one sheet for allowing the substance to expand between the sheets, and a cake surface may have a concave shape or may have channel impressions therein and be positioned adjacent the at least one opening for injection of extraction fluid.

Title
Beverage preparation from a substance compacted into a cake and contained in a sachet
Application Number
PCTCH9300171
Publication Number
6068871
Application Date
October 26, 1998
Publication Date
May 30, 2000
Inventor
Alfred Yoakim
La Tour-de-Peilz
CH
Jacques Schaeffer
Chardonne
CH
Roland Rossier
La Tour-de-Peilz
CH
Jean Pierre Pleisch
Chardonne
CH
Olivier Fond
Dieppe
FR
Agent
Vogt & O Donnell
Assignee
Nestec
CH
IPC
A23F 5/26
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