Traveling with Coffee



The Aeropress is key. But usually I drink Peet’s Major Dickason coffee. When traveling overseas I use a hand grinder and an emersion unit.

It is no secret that I love coffee in the morning. It is what gets me out of bed. It is the thing that when I go to bed I look forward to when I wake up.

So traveling presents a problem, because often I would depend upon others to have some sort of coffee. Hotel coffee makers are often old, or have some K-cup that is old, or sometimes the hotel room doesn’t have a coffee maker. Then you have to depend on room service coffee (which besides being terribly expensive, is just not that good).

One hotel- Four Seasons Seattle, provided the room with a French Press, Kettle for boiling water, two types of coffee beans, and a grinder. That is rare.

So months ago I began the search for the perfect traveling coffee maker. What to bring – so that when I am away I have that great taste of coffee. I settled on the Aeropress, and even the app for the iphone that has various recipes for the Aeropress.

The first time I brought this my wife asked why I was taking all this stuff (you see it). Then I made her a cup of coffee. She still sometimes asks me why I bring this- until I make her a cup of coffee.

When you travel sometimes you have to bring things that are a bit of home. This is how I roll.

Dr. Terry Simpson About Dr. Terry Simpson
Dr. Terry Simpson received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Chicago where he spent several years in the Kovler Viral Oncology laboratories doing genetic engineering. He found he liked people more than petri dishes, and went to medical school. Dr. Simpson, a weight loss surgeon is an advocate of culinary medicine. The first surgeon to become certified in Culinary Medicine, he believes teaching people to improve their health through their food and in their kitchen. On the other side of the world, he has been a leading advocate of changing health care to make it more "relationship based," and his efforts awarded his team the Malcolm Baldrige award for healthcare in 2011 for the NUKA system of care in Alaska and in 2013 Dr Simpson won the National Indian Health Board Area Impact Award. A frequent contributor to media outlets discussing health related topics and advances in medicine, he is also a proud dad, husband, author, cook, and surgeon “in that order.” For media inquiries, please visit

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