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Matt Haughey
Portland, OR
Interests: cycling, parenting
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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 2 days ago 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 2 days ago 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 2 days ago 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 5 days ago 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 5 days ago 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 5 days ago 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 5 days ago 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
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No time for anything fancy, I poured a cup of black coffee in a hotel conference room, added half & half and a bit of sugar hoping to cut down on the coffee flavor. It still tasted pretty harsh. Also? I never drink much milk or cream in anything else,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2017 at My Coffee Experiment
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I decided to change things up with something new and… let's just say mistakes were made. Looking up the difference between a latte and a flat white on Wikipedia says there's "more espresso flavor and less milk" in the ratios of a flat white over a latte. This one tasted... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2017 at My Coffee Experiment
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Another hit of an exhaust pipe. Honestly, I don't know why people don't send burnt over-brewed coffee back. Why do so many come to expect a dark bitter flavor with their mocha? It took me a while to gulp most of this down. There's something especially terrible about a badly... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2017 at My Coffee Experiment
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The thing I love about homemade drinks is that they're not always near boiling temperatures. My partner made this and it was delicious but also highly drinkable since the milk wasn't mouth-scorchingly hot. Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2017 at My Coffee Experiment
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Another homemade vanilla latte, a bit more bitter than before (less vanilla sweet syrupy stuff). I don't think I'm getting to the point where I'm enjoying this stuff yet, but I can tolerate it if the coffee flavor isn't too bitter. Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2017 at My Coffee Experiment
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Today, I went to Cup and Bar, a busy hip coffee place in Portland, hoping to get the most legit cup of coffee beverage I could. Luckily, I didn't have to decide on what I wanted since they offered "Barista's Choice" on the menu that is literally whatever the person... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2017 at My Coffee Experiment
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I live in the Pacific Northwest and in this quest to try coffee, I'm aiming to drink something from all the iconic places in Oregon. One of those is the Dutch Bros chain of coffee drive-thrus. I checked the menu online and was surprised to find out a majority of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2017 at My Coffee Experiment
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Last night a friend suggested I try his gateway drug to coffee drinks: the vanilla latte. I was skeptical at first, but promised to try it later this month. My partner caught wind of this and surprised me in the morning by making one for me as I woke up.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2017 at My Coffee Experiment
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Today I went with the most middle of the bell curve choice possible, a medium black coffee from McDonalds. This tasted more like my memories of coffee through the years. Bitter, dark and generally dreadful. I don't know how people crave this stuff. I added a teaspoon of sugar after... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2017 at My Coffee Experiment
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This tasted like an exhaust pipe. I thought hot chocolate + coffee would take the edge off, but it tasted like the worst of both worlds. Eventually, after maybe 15 minutes of cooling down it tasted a bit less harsh, but still it tasted like bitter coffee plus milk plus... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2017 at My Coffee Experiment
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I figured a coffee drink with milk would be least offensive to me. I haven’t had a taste of coffee in years, but it didn’t taste as bad as I recall. It definitely had a bitter coffee taste but it was drowned out by mostly milk (also I forgot sugar).... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2017 at My Coffee Experiment
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SEMA is the annual gathering in Las Vegas for the Specialty Equipment Manufacturers Association, or basically where you find all the companies selling all the parts to customize your car or truck. Every year, SEMA is famous for having hundreds of highly customized vehicles that companies use to showcase their... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2016 at A Fish Called Honda
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You don't always need to use a truck's bed, and when you're not carting around large stuff, it's often nice to have a cover on it. You get slightly better gas mileage, it looks better, and it keeps the bed mostly dry (but it's not sealed, you will get some... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2016 at A Fish Called Honda
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I have a lot of bikes. Think of a high number of bikes one person could own, and my number is likely higher. One of the reasons I considered buying a new Ridgeline was to get better bike storage than my old SUV. And while you can easily put one... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2016 at A Fish Called Honda
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I love cars and tech, and one of the features I was most looking forward to in the Ridgeline was Apple CarPlay. Cars are technologically complex and getting more so every day. With decades of terrible car stereo design behind them, I was hoping Apple’s move into the area could... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2016 at A Fish Called Honda
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When I first heard about the Truck Bed Audio System in the new Ridgeline's options, it was pitched towards tailgating at football games but my first thought was it'd make the Ridgeline the ultimate vehicle to enjoy a movie at a Drive-In. I'd only been to a couple drive-ins in... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2016 at A Fish Called Honda