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Matt Haughey
Portland, OR
Interests: cycling, parenting
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There's a set of drive modes in the new Ridgeline and so far I've only used two of them. The Snow mode definitely cuts down on spinning out and gets you up to speed more safely. I tried my hardest in two feet of snow to spin tires and Snow... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2017 at A Fish Called Honda
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Big day today as I finally installed the Truxxx 1.5" leveling kit that lifts the front a couple inches to match the height of the rear suspension. Once the lift kit was in place, I threw on a new set of 18" KMC XD wheels with Yokohama 265/60/18 tires. They're... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2017 at A Fish Called Honda
Me and a friend tested out some drone follow shots while driving around (and around) on the Oregon coast. I was surprised at how well the truck drove in the sand. Can't wait to do this all again. Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2017 at A Fish Called Honda
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The final drink! I was counting the days since mid-month and was happy to finally make it to the end. Though this mocha looked nice, it had a bitter and burnt flavor. The final aspect of this experiment is seeing how "addicted" I became to these drinks. I'm going to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2017 at My Coffee Experiment
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While at Starbucks, I tried my first foray into something iced, so I tried something that sounded like a joke name for a beverage if you were making fun of someone buying something at Starbucks. Being cold meant it wasn't too bitter, but it was mostly sweetened milk, so it... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2017 at My Coffee Experiment
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I attempted to drink something more like straight up coffee, and so my wife made a nice pourover cup with a fancy filter and some dark roast beans. I took one sip and could not believe how atrociously bitter it tasted. I couldn't take more than two drinks of it,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2017 at My Coffee Experiment
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While out on a long cold bike ride with friends, we made a stop at a coffee shop for some snacks and caffeine 25 miles into a 45 mile ride. I was so cold from the barely-above-freezing temps ride that I barely remember how this tasted as it was more... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2017 at My Coffee Experiment
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I tried a fancy coffee place again, this time for a Latte to see what it'd be like. It was fairly dark and a bit bitter, but got mellow as it cooled. Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2017 at My Coffee Experiment
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This is a local chain's specialty drink, which is a mocha with irish cream added. I wasn't a big fan, it was mostly sweet with a weird twist from the Bailey's type flavor up against bitter burnt coffee taste. Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2017 at My Coffee Experiment
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Decided to give a shop another chance, and grabbed a different drink this time. Like many others, this was really bitter and awful tasting at first, though the coffee did mellow over a few minutes of cooling down. Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2017 at My Coffee Experiment
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I tried a new-to-me drive-through coffee shack, and chose one of their specials. It was a terrible mix of too sweet of flavors with too bitter and burnt coffee flavor, so basically, dreck. Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2017 at My Coffee Experiment
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I went to the fanciest coffee place in town to finally give them a try. The mocha served up here was extremely well done, no hint of bitterness, just a nice mix of coffee and chocolate flavors in a really smooth way. Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2017 at My Coffee Experiment
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This was maybe a tad too sweet, but easy to drink down fast before a long bike ride in the cold. Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2017 at My Coffee Experiment
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Bitter, burnt, not good. Drank this late in the day and had trouble going to sleep later that night. Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2017 at My Coffee Experiment
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Tried a new coffee place near my gym after a workout. Fairly burnt and bitter. I guess the three generations in every cup were actual dead people, which is what it tasted like. Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2017 at My Coffee Experiment
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Went out for a relaxing big breakfast and all they had was regular coffee. Bitter, burnt, and eventually forced down. Again, I can't wait until this is over. Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2017 at My Coffee Experiment
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Today's experiment was that I forgot to drink something around breakfast and again at lunch, so I ended up getting this drink after 4pm. Of course, that meant I was fairly wide awake until 1AM, about an hour or two after a normal bedtime for me. Caffeine is a hell... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2017 at My Coffee Experiment
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Decided to try a simple mocha from Starbucks today. Basically tasted like hot chocolate with a small bitter coffee aftertaste. I can't tell if this meant the espresso was prepared correctly or I'm getting used to the flavor but this was the least offensive drink in the past week. I... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2017 at My Coffee Experiment
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Decided to try something different at Starbucks today. A macchiato is technically a stronger espresso drink with less foamed milk than a standard latte. I didn't know this going in, but it did taste a bit stronger and more bitter than a standard latte from Starbucks. The awful taste mellowed... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2017 at My Coffee Experiment
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I finally decided to give a shot of plain black espresso a try. My wife said this wasn't her best work, but it was basically undrinkable. The flavor was so bitter and extreme I couldn't handle more than a single gulp. Basically it tasted like poison. I'll give espresso another... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2017 at My Coffee Experiment
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Tried a new coffee place but got some extremely bitter burnt tasting latte. Awful stuff. Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2017 at My Coffee Experiment
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Another cup from the Dutch Bros drive through, this time the "Caramelizer" which is a mocha with whipped cream and caramel added. This is getting into "melted milkshake" territory for sure. Super sweet, barely bitter, but also feeling more like dessert than a way to start your workday. Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2017 at My Coffee Experiment
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I went to Blue Bottle Coffee with big plans to try their outrageous "siphon" coffee that takes 20 minutes to make and costs a bundle to create the perfect cup of coffee. Unfortunately, they only offer it for a few hours each day and it was too late in the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2017 at My Coffee Experiment