Loved reading all the "coffee talk" on the Packing thread. I had a few things to add:
I love bringing home 500 gr. of "Jacobs" or "Dallmayr" back from Germany or Austria when I go there. But I always take a small 6-pack of "Cafe Bustelo Instant Mexican Espresso" available at TARGET. If I'm staying at an apartment, it's just the thing to start my day, because I have to have some dark essence before anything else happens. Just sayin'.
More coffee talk: In Belgium many places serve coffee mixed with chicory, just like they did in WWII, because many people like that flavor. And I LOVE it in Belgium - it has a really interesting flavor plus enough caffeine to get me going. AND they sell some Douwe Egberts Belgian coffee at Trader Joes. I buy some anytime I pass through the Bay Area.
AND - can't forget Grocery Market Bargain Outlet - here I find lots of European coffee in the tall skinny tins they like to use. There's a brand of Italian ground espresso I find for only $4.99.
Oh how I wish a good German Konditorei would give refills....