There are a few things you should know about my mom. First, she is not a traveler. This is largely because she is (second) a creature of habit and travel challenges her everyday routine (which is probably why I love travel so much, but that is another story). The last thing you should know about my mom is that she takes her coffee just as seriously as she does her cleaning — which is to say very, very seriously.
All of these things together help explain why she now travels with what I call the Vitamix of coffeemakers.