There is a name for this now. It's called Coffee Camping. Similar to dining alone. Apparently it's been going on for centuries.
"London’s coffee culture developed in the 17th century. Camping in fact became so entrenched that some coffee houses would rent out booths (complete with privacy curtains or doors!) for customers to use as offices for their businesses."
Grinding our own beans does guarantee a fresher tasting cup of coffee, Ruthanne. We have a small Kitchen Aid coffee grinder, that resembles a small wide mouth thermos, that can grind beans to make up to 12 cups.
"Unless you live in a country that grows it, one can only be so local when it comes to coffee. (And, even then, your country may only sell Nescafé.) It's an unavoidable factor in the coffee world that your unroasted green coffee beans must travel a long distance, sometimes under difficult conditions, and then—what happens? Your coffee does not go straight from the boat to the roastery. It sits in a little-observed purgatory at a major shipping port: the coffee warehouse".