Coffee Mug of the Month: Road Buddy

The thrill of the refill. Twenty-four ounces of Scoutmaster juice.

This one is for Love’s Truck Stops. I’ve got another for Pilot and Flying J, ready to head cross-country again.



Coffee Mug of the Month: Six Degrees of Orcutt

One of the redeeming bits about business travel is that it affords the opportunity to discover places to perch. Finding a comfortable, cool little nook or cranny to work, to chat, to read, to write, or to just hang out are the secret joys of travel on the company dime.

I discovered Six Degrees Orcutt in search of breakfast and brew last year. Their overnight oats are superb, and their coffee even better, all in a tiny little line of stores in a village south of Santa Maria.

Grande doppio

You don’t need a doppio espresso until you need one real bad.

I needed one real bad before my meetings in Shanghai this morning.


Coffee Mug of the Month: Colorful Client

These guys think about color a lot, so that you don’t have to.

Instead, you can sip coffee and think about what you want to do about color.

Or something else.

Delighted to have Pantone as a client.


Coffee Mug of the Month: Federation Blend

 Going boldly.

A tribute to Captain Janeway, obviously.

“The finest organic suspension ever devised” indeed.


Travel Supplies

“He might make thee know that man doth not live by bread only, but by every thing that proceedeth out of the mouth of the LORD doth man live.” Deuteronomy 8:3

That, and coffee.


Empowerment is…

The realization that even though the breakfast buffet is free, you are not obliged to actually go and eat.

The buffet here at the Marriott City Centre in Shanghai is particularly good. But after four days, I could really skip it all for a good cup of coffee.