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!

My Recipe – Bobby Darnell

  1. Name:  Bobby Darnell, Principal at Construction Market Consultants, Inc.
  2. Location: Suwanee, GA (Northeast Metro Atlanta)
  3. Brand of Coffee: I am on a ‘membership’ order via for a dark French roast, single cup.  This means I get a box of 80 cups per month, automatically and it is a great deal.
  4. Delivery Method: Keurig!  Yes, I did not believe the hype at first but I am a fan.
  5. Recipe:  I start off with two ‘pink envelopes’ and I pinch the bottom so I am only getting about 1.75 packs.  Two is more than I like and one is not enough.Next, it has to be light.  I use one and a half teaspoons of a name brand powder creamer that I buy in big containers at my local price club.
  6. Favorite Container:  Depends on the season.  I have a fairly robust mug collection so it changes…I am now drinking from a mug I got at a ski resort in Colorado.
  7. Promotion:  Since we know that coffee is the lubrication for churning the wheels of commerce, we are a small business development, sales, marketing and executive placement company for the construction industry.Visit us at or our marketing blog

‘See’ you at Three O’clock!

Bobby ‘D’

The Recipe

OK, this week we will start sharing our ‘recipe’ for a great cup of coffee. If you want to share yours, email us and answer the following:

  1. Name: (You can just do first name, last initial if you like)
  2. Location: (If you don’t want to be too specific, say ‘Metro Atlanta’ or ‘Middle, GA)
  3. Brand of Coffee: (Or type)
  4. Delivery Method: (Type of machine)
  5. Recipe: (How you like it and feel free to be as specific as you like)
  6. Favorite Container: (You know, ‘My Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Mug’, etc.)
  7. AND, because you know we love business, feel free to give a shout out to your business or cause.

Send your ‘recipe’ to us at: mycup {at} or via the comments section.

In the mean time…have another cup and a great day.

Bobby ‘D’

In the mean time…have another cup and a great day.

Bobby ‘D’