We have phones, doctors, and a place to live ... but most importantly we have good coffee.
Our first try at homemade coffee came out awful. We're no novices at making coffee, but when confronted with a supermarket aisle of ground coffee, we just picked a bag off the shelf. And we definitely chose wrong. So our first step toward getting our caffeine fix was to buy better starting materials, from the supermarket's pricey coffee bar. We looked slightly like fools, but we got our coffee.
But the key to our success was a whisk. Each morning we brew a strong batch of coffee in our French press. We also warm an equal amount of milk, whisking it so it's sweet and airy. Just mix the two, top it off with some cinnamon and voilà.
It's not quite as good as the espresso-based coffee in cafes, but it's a whole lot better than the sludge we were drinking before. And should it not be up to snuff some days, we stowed these in our suitcase: