I hear you. I'm the same way. If there isn't a coffee machine, you should come across a place with coffee, usually within 2 hours. If you are using the Brierley
book, the maps will show a tiny coffee cup, to indicate a cafe bar Along the way.
Bring a headlamp--you will need it to see the Camino arrows until the sun comes up.
I'm female and didn't feel comfortable walking alone before sunrise. If you're female, you might want to stay close to other walkers until the sun comes up.
I always bring a small hard plastic container and try to obtain a pastry, croissant, etc the day before to take with me to eat the next day, if I get hungry before I reach a cafe bar in the morning.