There could be a system developed that creates specialty beverages with munition-pods, or pods that contain the concentrate or elements that are strained, and then after it is completely made, the system automatically replenishes the system with a new pod. The pod system would act like a machine gun, which would pull in a new pod from a streamer of pods out of a package that sits under the table of the beverage maker, and comes up through the middle of the machine, and then the empty pods are disposed of automatically by their release, robotically, into a trash can that sits below the beverage maker. The beverage maker could be connected to refrigerating system that can make different types of beverages, including soda, tea, coffee, hot chocolate, wine, beer, juices, and smoothies.
- Patrick R. McElhiney
- Food & Dining (FD)