Never Say Never

On our favorite blog about Business Development, Sales and Marketing (Building New Business there is an interesting post entitled ‘I Love It When I Am Wrong’.  (Click Here To Read) The post talks about lessons learned when one is proven wrong.

Well, chalk up a ‘lesson learned’ for us here at ‘The Three O’clock Pot’.  When the Single Cup’ brewers came out, their pricing alone as well as the pricing of the small ‘single cups’ quickly put this new technology into the ‘There Is No Way The Coffee Can Be That Good’ category.

That said, for this coffee lover…I have been proven wrong.  I now have one in the kitchen and one on the way for the office.   Holy cow do I love this machine and the coffee is makes!

As soon as I can ink and endorsement deal, the name of the machine will remain a mystery, publicly that is.  If you are curious, let me know and I will share.  In the mean time, I believe I shall have another cup.

Mug of the Moment

The Mug That Started It All

Greetings fellow coffee lovers, long time/no see. We have been busy churning the wheels of commerce, trying to turn around economy!

We did a little ‘Spring Cleaning’ this weekend and that afforded me an opportunity to take a few pics of my coffee mug collection.

When I first started traveling on business, it was to Los Angeles where I went for one week, each month, for just over two years. I bought my first coffee mug thinking that I probably would not do much more traveling. (Boy, was I wrong!)

So, in the name of fun, I will post from time to time some of my mugs from my ever growing collection.

Here is the mug that started it all. My former college roommate worked in the Los Angeles office so I went out for the weekend and we headed to Hollywood and did the Universal tour, which was pretty cool. At was at the gift shop that I thought, I would purchase a mug to commemorate the trip.

When Good is Better!

In the same way a hot dog tastes better around a campfire, for those of us living in ‘Hotlanta’, that first cup of coffee on a ‘snow day’ is just a bit sweeter.

We got snow yesterday/last night and therefore, the entire state is ‘freaking out’ and schools are closed. Nonetheless, I will still be ‘Churning The Wheels of Commerce’ with some great coffee and looking forward to sliding into ‘Chillsville’ (Literally) for the weekend.

In the mean time, here is a picture of reader Kurt W’s sweet machine!

Out With The Old…

I’d stop drinking coffee, but I’m no quitter. – Author Unknown

As the year coasts to a stop, I tend to get a bit reflective and try to take inventory of the past 12 months and see how I will be able to weave what I have learned from the good and the bad into the next 12 months.

Today is going to be a great day! I will only be ‘half-working’ (Churning the wheels of commerce) as I will also be tackling some household chores. I hope as your year comes to an end you find yourself on the positive of a very challenging trip around the sun and that your next 12 months will be wonderful.


Bobby ‘D’

Happy Friday Eve!

“I could smell myself awake with that coffee.” – Jaesse Tyler

From the better late than never department of the ‘Three O’clock Pot.’

Another crazy and hectic day, churning the wheels of commerce from beyond the bunker! Coffee intake was way down but seeing commerce in action helped.

Tomorrow is Friday and will be just as hectic so don’t forget to enjoy a cup of sweet nectar and have a great day.

Bobby ‘D’


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Vitamin of Choice

Caffeine isn’t a drug, it’s a vitamin! ~ Author Unknown

Starting a bit early today because I will be helping chaperone my oldest daughter’s class to the High Museum to learn about Davinci. (The artist, not the Code.) So, there won’t be a ‘Three O’clock Pot announcement today; make sure you write it down! Have a great day, back to churning the wheels of commerce tomorrow!


The Morning Cup

I admit, I became a big Robert Downey, Jr. fan just from the way he played Tony Stark in ‘Iron Man’. Now, with previews of his upcoming movie about ‘Sherlock Holmes’, I offer this quote by Sherlock’s cousin. Yes, this blog is dedicated to that last cup of coffee in the afternoon that gets us to ‘five bell’s but to get there we must first have that all important morning cup!

The morning cup of coffee has an exhilaration about it which the cheering influence of the afternoon or evening cup of tea cannot be expected to reproduce. ~Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., “Over the Teacups,” 1891

(I really have no idea if they are cousins.)


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Welcome Fellow Coffee Connoisseurs

The three o’clock pot started ‘way back when’ I was working at a new company and when I went to make my usual ‘last pot of the day’ I did not want the rest of that delicious freshness to go to waste.

So I canvassed the office, found the real coffee drinkers and created an email list that I would send out, each day, as close to 3:00 PM as my schedule allowed.

That list has now grown beyond that original group and this site is to invite you to join us each day for one more cup.