Mug of the Moment!

We took a long four-day weekend and spent it up on the wonderful north Georgia Mountains.  When I first started traveling on business and decided to collect coffee mugs, the first 24 trips I took were from Atlanta to Los Angeles.  Which resulted in just a couple of mugs.  I really did not think, after that project was complete, I would really be traveling as much but when I did, I would buy a mug representing that city.

This mug is not ‘geo-specific’ so much as it is ‘state-of-mind specific’.

Here is our morning view this past weekend which inspired this particular mug purchase.

Cabin View

Thus, the new ‘Mug of the Moment’!

Cabin Time

See you at ‘Three O’clock’!


Friday In America!

Long Time/No See Coffee Lovers!

This is my favorite time of the year and not just for the wonderful colors, cooler weather but for how coffee seems to taste just a little bit better.  So, that said, how about a new ‘Mug of the Moment’?


I bought this one on a recent trip to the north Georgia mountains, stopping at one of my favorite places, the outfitters shop Mountain Crossings at Walasi-yi just at the beginning of the Appalachian Trail.

Have a great weekend all!

Mug of the Moment!

Ahhh…cooler weather ahead, ‘shorter’ days makes each cup of coffee more enjoyable, at least on this end.

Here is a new ‘Mug of the Moment’.  I found this one, all alone, on a shelf at our local ‘Dollar Store’ and I love it!  It is slender, deep and keeps the coffee hotter, longer.

Mug - Dollar Store

Feel free to submit your favorite mug for the next ‘Mug of the Moment’


Coffee Recipe – Robert

1. Name: Robert Harrell
2. Location: Manhattan Beach, CA
3. Brand of Coffee: Costco House Brand (Roasted by Starbucks)
4. Delivery Method: Good ole ‘Mr. Coffee’
5. Recipe: Very strong, light and sweet but no sugar.
6. Favorite Container: One of those plastic cups that looks like a Starbucks cup.
7. Promotion: Time For Dervin…I love this guy!  (

Thanks Robert!  Here’s a lift of the Three O’clock Mug your way.

Coffee Recipe – Kyle

1. Name: Kyle Williams, Director Business Development at Reed Construction Data
2. Location: Atlanta, GA
3. Brand of Coffee: Starbucks, House Blend
4. Delivery Method: Old School machine…10 cups at a time!
5. Recipe: 2 prime cut Rib-eye steaks with coffee rub (2 parts coffee, 1 part salt, 2 parts pepper)
6. Favorite Container: small mugs, refill frequently to keep coffee hot
7. Promotion: Reed Construction Data – leading information provider to the construction industry.  (

Thanks Kyle!  Here’s a lift of the Three O’clock Mug your way.

Coffee Recipe – Nat

I think it is way appropriate for the first ‘non-me’ recipe to come from Nat.  She worked with me at the place where the ‘Three O’clock Pot’ all began.

  1. Name: Natalie, Nat, Natahala, Nat-Nat, Nit-Nat  (whatever!)
  2. Location: Cumming, GA
  3. Brand of Coffee: Starbucks Veranda or Espresso (depends on the amount of lube I need!)
  4. Delivery Method: Verisimo
  5. Recipe: 1 steamed milk pack, 1 coffee pack, 2 splenda’s
  6. Favorite Container: My favorite coffee cup is a clear one.  I don’t know why, but it
    makes me feel high class, and you gotta feel it to believe it!
  7. Promotion:  Cake Envy, home of high-end custom wedding cakes!