.Primm, NV: Nowadays, you can find a Starbucks in pretty much any hotel lobby. Or, in the case of Primm, Nevada, inside the Chevron across the street. But when you want a cup of coffee before you change out of your jammies or there's (gasp!) not one in the lobby itself, you have have to rely on the hotel room coffee maker. In the past, it's always been the typical coffee pot with a one bag of caffeinated coffee and one bag of decaf coffee. If you’re lucky, you’ll get a Starbucks Dark Roast, but in most cases, it’s a no-name brand that, once brewed, tastes like… hotel coffee. Now that I’ve switched my coffee fixins’ from sugar free vanilla powder (plus two pinks, blues or yellows) to a simple green, the taste of the coffee is a bigger deal.
The typical coffee pot usually sits awkwardly on the desk or in the bathroom sink. There's usually some sort of mess made while trying to pour the coffee in the back of the pot or the coffee spilling while pouring it into the styrofoam cup. (In my defense, it's usually early and I haven't had my coffee yet!)
Another downfall of the hotel room coffee pot is that most days, I just need a single cup to get me going in the morning. But because it can brew 10 cups, I end up wasting about 9 of them. Granted, I could only pour enough water in there for one cup, but I don’t want the coffee too strong and there’s no fudging the amount of grounds in the pre-wrapped pack o’ Joe.
But now, a new trend has begun:
#27: Single cup coffee makers in the hotel room (one of the 100 Little Pleasures of (Touring) Life)
Easy to use,
and GOOD coffee.
The epitome of a little pleasure of (touring) life.