Coffee Hack for Travelers!

I have a great coffee hack for all my travelers out there!

If you are like me, you like a nice cup of coffee in the morning. I like to sip on it while I put on my face and do my hair. When I am traveling SOMETIMES there is no coffee and I have to wait until we hit up a cafe. More often than not, especially in Airbnbs or smaller hotels, there is no coffee.

Some of you are like, wait, what? Just wait until you go to a cafe to get a coffee. Um, ya, duh I do! But what if there isn’t time?! What if you are trying to catch a 6am ferry from Athens to Mykonos and you’ve been up for 2 hours already and you just WANT SOME DAMN COFFEE ARRGGHHH. Here is my traveling coffee hack solution!


Luckily, Trader Joe’s is coming in clutch. They have travel packets of instant coffee with cream and sugar already in the packet. I used to bring the instant coffee packets and steal the little mini creamers from work or my local diner and bring both. That is until, a creamer exploded. But now, I don’t have to worry about that since Trader Joe’s saved the day!

I saw these last year and got one box, and when I ran out and needed more they were GONE. I wouldn’t say they are seasonal but I haven’t seen them since last spring. Actually, I just found them on Amazon! Which is why I named this blog “Run, Don’t Walk to Trader Joe’s” because I am not sure how long they will be there.

You can find them in the coffee section, or I have also seen them at the checkout counters.

I don’t recommend bringing the whole box. Just take a couple out and shove them into your suitcase.

I think they taste fine. Nothing crazy. It’s no latte on a terrace at a Paris cafe but it will do for sure.

Hopefully this will hold you over until you reach your breakfast destination or boujee cafe. I personally travel a lot with my mother so I can’t make it far without a cup of coffee to handle her. ( I KID MOM… I’m kidding…)

Ta-ta for now! Happy #wildbumming!

I hope you enjoyed my coffee hack solution for travelers! For more tips and tricks, check out My Favorite Travel Apps, My Favorite Travel Items or my First Time International Questions and Answer post.


Marissa Neitzel

Marissa Neitzel