Hit the Road, Joe


You know the daytripper's dilemma: To snag first chair at 8:30 a.m., you're out the door by 5. Suddenly, staying caffeinated is as essential as a well-fitting pair of ski boots. Plug the Velox Travel Espresso Maker ($85) into your SUV's cigarette lighter, and when your coffee is perfectly brewed, it dispenses into the pot. (It makes two cups' worth.) The kit includes a handcrafted espresso maker, two mugs, two spoons and a half-pound of strong Italian ground coffee for a fresh cup on command. Bet your boots can't do that. (And if they could, would you really want to drink it?) 888-523-2424; 800-espresso.com