One of the best perks of my fancy former job was that I got to stay in really nice hotels when I traveled for work. Really very nice. There were other perks too—some rather fantastic—and I was pleasantly surprised at how little it bothered me to lose every last one of them when I got bounced. Still, I really dug those nice hotel rooms. I’m heading out to the west coast in a couple of weeks, and the place I booked in LA isn’t crazy expensive, but it does cost maybe more than would be prudent to spend. But it’s right on the beach! So I’m figuring out other ways to cut back/rationalize the expenditure. Like telling myself I’ll avoid accruing room service charges—which are always responsible for such dark moments of truth at check out. To aid in this endeavor, I thought I might do a web search on “Travel Coffee Makers” just to see if such a thing existed. And of course it does. Just as compact and tidy as you please.