A beverage pod is assembled to allow the upper extension of the filter to separate from the upper rim of the container upon an application of force upon the extension. An energy director may be provided between the extension and the rim such that when a linear vertical high-frequency energy is applied to the energy director, the energy director may melt and releasably join the extension to the rim. At least one of the extension and/or the rim may have an energy director protruding therefrom. Separating the extension from the rim may form a gap between the extension and the rim to allow the beverage formed within the pod to drain therethrough.

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