Testimonials & Reviews

“Hello, My name is Seth. I have been living on the road for 10 years, touring with ____________ [editor’s note: the live production of a popular children’s show which shall remain nameless]. I am in hotels 47-50 weeks a year. Most of the time I travel domestically in the USA. but more recently I have been spending about 6 months a year internationally. I have been fixing meals in my room for quite a long time. Currently in Italy I bought a electric Kettle/ coffee pot and some metal lined (because I couldn’t find glass) Thermos(es). A vegetarian on my current tour handed me your book. Good read, very nice. My schedule can have me work from sun up to sun down or three days off; I never know what shopping opportunities will or wont be available. I constantly look for what we call crate foods/ suitcase foods for days when there are no food sources available. Your book has given me some new things to try. If I get any good pictures I send them your way. Best Wishes,– J. Seth Leach

“…One such traveler, a vegan by the name of Walt Goodridge, found a solution to all your culinary woes. His book, The Coffeepot Cookbook, hurtles you through a unique way of preparing food to your needs while on the road. The concept is quite clever and incredibly simple: buy local ingredients, stick them in your kettle coffeepot (he’s gonna hate me for that slip), wait until cooked, serve and then nomnomnomnom. What you don’t realise is that the road to coffeepot cooking is fraught with sticky, gooey danger. Fortunately Goodridge had run the gauntlet of trials and errors for you and has come up with some ingenious solutions, as he traveled his way through China. It was surprising to see the variety of food he was able to cook in his coffeepots and his photo’s really give you a good insight into this variety. Goodridge writes at a sprint and his hyperactive hilarious style is captivating.” — [only the good parts of the] review by Scott Donald, HungryFeet.com. [Thanks, Scott!’]

“I wish I’d had a copy of The Coffeepot Cookbook back in 2009 when I lived four days a week in a back-of-beyond Nanjing hotel on a diet of spicy beef instant noodles and rice crackers! Feasible, functional and fun, the ever resourceful Walt has hit upon a genuinely great idea for the frugal and health conscious traveler and delivers it with his trademark humor. Plus he’s added a few new terms to the culinary lexicon along the way…silk-steamed spaghetti anyone?” –— Aimee Groom, Editor, ChinaTravel.net

“Hi there! Came across your blog via a link in the HappyCow.net newsletter, read a couple of funny posts and saw the cookbook – great idea! Thought I’d either get it for my brother who lives in Shanghai, or my wife who travels a lot, but I think I’ll just get it for myself! Reading a bunch of your posts, I guess it’s all geared towards eating with vegan ingredients in mind? That’s great, as I’m also vegan and not too keen on seeing pictures of fishies swimming in a kettle! And I hope you ship to Germany? All the best!” — Karl

“I was really glad to hear about this. I thought I invented it last August. Glad to know someone has perfected the concept! I’m not vegan, but I did very well with poaching eggs in my coffeepot, and warming up beans with cheese. I like the idea of rice in a thermos (and veggies, yeah!)” — Vagabond Anne

The Proof is in the Pot!

Basic Equipment

It may look like just an ordinary coffeepot… but in the hands of the master coffeepot chef you will soon become, it can create…..

Any Pot Will Do!

Most any style coffeepot will do…no rewiring, no unscrewing, no dismantling, no disabling anything, ..just a little “why didn’t I think of that” ingenuity….and voila!

Yes, Even Rice!

Yes, that’s brown rice! (with no messy, sticky cleanup! Learn the secret!)

These are all real recipes! Every one of them was actually prepared, eaten and photographed (not necessarily in that order) with an actual coffeepot (I mean, they weren’t photographed with a coffeepot, they were photographed with a camera, but cooked with a coffee pot, oh heck, you know what I mean, darnit!!), just for this book!

Top 10 Reasons to Order the Coffeepot Cookbook!


Perfectly priced and sized for budget and backpack! Weighing in at 4.6oz, 6″ x 9″ and at only $14.24*US, The Coffeepot Cookbook is the perfect gift for money-and-space-conscious backpackers and other travelers who want a fun, yet functional tool for the adventure (Not just recipes, but commentary, back-stories, travel and money-saving tips, 1 dating suggestion, and more…for an entertaining read in the bus depot or airport!)


Ideal for the chronically or situationally cheap. You don’t have to be a backpacker, a nomad or a frequent traveler to enjoy saving money on pots, appliances (no more cancer-causing microwaves), or utensils. The Coffeepot Cookbook can be used effectively right in your own home, apartment or your section of the trailer park.


The perfect “going away to college (finally!)” gift! It’s about time! You’ve been wanting to use that freeloader’s room as a home office, a guest room or storage closet. But just so you won’t feel guilty for not paying for a meal plan for the kid, give junior something useful for his dorm room: The Coffeepot Cookbook! See? You’re not really a bad parent after all.


The perfect “time to live on your own (finally!)” gift! It’s about time! You’ve been wanting to use that freeloader’s room as a home office, a guest room or storage closet. “Here. Take this book and get out.”


You need proof! Think about it. No one is ever going to believe you that a book like this actually exists. But, you’ll get the next to last laugh when it shows up delivered to their doorstep. THEY’LL get the last laugh when they read it!


The coffeepot makes the man! Display The Coffeepot Cookbook proudly on your living room coffee table the first time you invite her over, so your date knows what sort of experience she’s in for with you as a boyfriend.


The coffeepot makes the woman! Men invariably set their expectations high when it comes to the women they marry–particularly when it comes to their skill in the kitchen. Can’t cook? No problem. Display The Coffeepot Cookbook proudly on your living room coffee table the first time you invite him over, and let’s nip that bad boy in the bud–and lower those expectations–from the get go!


The revolution will not be microwaved! Come on. Admit. You’ve either done it or thought about doing it last time you were in a hotel and getting fed up with a steady diet of ramen noodles. You knew there HAD to be more uses for this thing “the man” didn’t want you to know about. Power to the people!! (No justice! No peas!)


We have a money-back guarantee* (please read the popup carefully) And the number one reason to order The Coffeepot Cookbook right now…..drum roll, please…


Get it before it’s banned! Let’s face it, you’re not going to find this trend-setting book next to your Gideon Bible in the bed and breakfasts, motels and hotels around the world. In fact, once the International Hotel Owners Association gets wind of these coffeepot recipes, chances are they’ll move to get it summarily banned in all continents and all languages. Get it now before the book burnings begin!

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The Coffeepot Cookbook
A Fun, yet Functional and Feasible Traveler’s Guide to Preparing Healthy, Happy Meals on the Go Using Nothing but a Hotel Coffeepot…. and a Little Ingenuity
by Walt F.J. Goodridge
“Necessity is the mother of invention.
Hunger is the father of ingenuity.
The Coffeepot Cookbook is their love child!”
While doing the nomadpreneur thing through China, as a vegan, I had to improvise quite a bit to get my dietary needs met… find out what you can do with a little creativity and a basic hotel room appliance! (52 pages; 6″ x 9″; ISBN: 978-0983580805)
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A note about the price

*NOTE: I really wanted to make this cookbook full color AND charge only $12.00, but to do so, would mean I would lose money on every sale. (That would be like ME paying YOU to read my book. And how silly is that!!?) Then I thought about making the cookbook black and white, but whoever heard of a black and white cookbook???? So, you get a full color cookbook for the painstakingly-researched, consumer-friendly, yet still marginally profitable price of $14.24–Walt

*Money Back Guarantee

We are proud to offer the only guarantee of its kind in the industry. If, for any reason, you are not completely satisfied, you may return The Coffeepot Cookbook for a full unconditional refund of your $14.24, less the following small fees:
• $2.00 service fee,
• $3.03 postage,
• $4.21 re-stocking fee
• $3.015 pain and suffering
• $7.00 damages and legal fees
Therefore, since you paid $17.94 ($14.24 + 3.60 shipping)
and the total return fees will be $19.265, you will owe us an additional $1.325.
Thank you for your patronage. (That’s a joke, people!)

Let’s be honest, shall we?

Look, I know you’re cheap (It takes one to spot one!). But, eventually, you will stop wanting to go through life getting everything for free, you’ll break down, put a crowbar to your wallet or purse, and do something daring for once in your life and just buy a damned book! Furthermore, you’ll decide that owning the information as an ebook is more convenient since you can read it while on your job while you appear to be working, at night while you wait for um, videos to download, and you’ll realize that you can copy it onto a flash drive, or second computer, (and that you could even split the cost and share it with a friend cause there’s really nothing we can do to stop you from making a “group purchase.”)
Once you start entering your payment information, you’ll enjoy seeing technology at work and witness the cool process of making payment by credit card, seeing your card get “approved,” getting a confirmation email within 10 seconds with a link that allows you to download an actual book right onto your computer. You’ll satisfy your chronic recurring cheapness by reminding yourself that you can ask for a refund any time within 30 days.
But once you download or receive the book in the mail, you’ll get some enjoyment and even a few laughs out of it. You’ll learn things you didn’t know before. You’ll own something for eternity that you can refer back to again and again. And, who knows, you might even be encouraged to do something similar yourself. After all, you’ll hear yourself thinking, “if THIS guy can do this, so can I! Where did I leave my credit card??!!!

Wait! Before you order, check this out! Want to make money while you’re traveling and coffeepot cooking?

How to Become a Nomadpreneur (and live The Untethered Lifestyle)
A pocket guide of income strategies, travel jobs & survival tips for expats, vagabonds, techies and rat race escapees who want to see the world AND make money too!
by Walt F.J. Goodridge
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What if you had the freedom to travel the world and make money at the same time? What if your source of income did not depend on your actual physical location?
Well, nomadpreneurs have that freedom! A nomadpreneur is someone whose income strategy allows him or her the freedom to “travel and roam” while generating money “abroad or at home.”
I know how it feels. I was a frustrated, corporate-cubicle-confined civil engineer in New York City until I engineered my escape from the rat race and ran off to a tropical island to live out my nomadpreneur dream. In this guide, I’ll shares the motivation, methods and mindset as well as specific details of the income strategies I and others use to achieve and sustain what I call “the untethered lifestyle.” You’ll learn or discover:
• Why escape might be the sanest act you ever commit
• If you can (or should) simply nomadize your current job
• Proven strategies for making money overseas
• Which–location-free or location-bound–suits you better
• Travel, accommodation, immigration, safety & survival tips
• Profiles of folks who’ve found nomadpreneuring success
• Products, websites, apps and communities to help you
• PLUS: Travel jobs for the nomad-minded non-preneur
• AND What to do if you run out of money!
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Wait! One more thing!

Want to join me on the 6-month adventure through China that necessitated the creation of the Coffeepot Cookbook? Then, check ou t:

Jamaican in China!
Guess Who’s Coming to Dim Sum
by Walt F.J. Goodridge
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Follow my amazing six-month nomad adventure through Beijing, Kunming, Xishuangbanna and Hainan in the People’s Republic of China, along with stints in Singapore and Laos! See Asia like you’ve never seen it before–through the eyes and experiences of a nomadic, minimalist vegan Jamaican vagabond (that would be me!) With tons more never-before-published stories, bloopers, and photographs of my nomadpreneur life in China! (340 pages; 7″ x 10″; ISBN: 978-1478326892) Read more at www.jamaicaninchina.com
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