The reason for my coffee comment was that in 2019 on our Uniworld Rhine river cruise the promised "all day coffee station with espresso machine", turned out to be a table with multiple drip filter coffee pots on it. As the majority of the people on the cruise were Americans, the staff told us they had "Americanised" the coffee options. Every time we wanted a coffee we had to order it at the bar and it had to be made downstairs in the crew galley where they had relocated the espresso machine!
Good to know that coffee won't be a problem. Flat whites are becoming more global - we have had minimal difficulty sourcing them in Oslo, Bergen, Prague, Copenhagen, Stockholm and Barcelona on recent trips. But we are perfectly happy with a macchiato.
Although I order my breakfast espresso or an afternoon espresso in Italian, I’ve noticed several times that they will say back to me “Americano?” They’re probably tired of bringing tourists an espresso and then needing to remake a weaker cup.
This reminds me of when we ordered an espresso at MOMA in New York in the early 2000s and the server said "are you sure? It's really strong". It was the best coffee we had in New York.
Some of the brown water that comes out of those pump-type thermoses is worse than instant.
Australia has those pump style thermoses too but they only seem to appear at work conferences in big hotels - the time when you really need a good coffee to keep awake during the afternoon sessions. Thankfully Nespresso seems to be taking over even the conference market so you can usually get a halfway decent coffee.
Don't expect Vegemite, however.
Trying to think of the last time I ate Vegemite and it was probably as a child. My mum used to send us to school with a cheese and Vegemite sandwich for lunch.