If you want to have the most epic fall, follow the Hudson Valley Fall Bucket List.

I'm about to shock the world when I say this, but I don't like coffee. However, I do love a pumpkin spice latte (PSL, if you may).

If you don't know what a PSL is well, I am here to bring you to your senses. t is a latte made with a mix of traditional fall spice flavors (cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove), steamed milk, and espresso, topped with whipped cream and pumpkin pie spice. Since 2015, it has also contained a small amount of pumpkin puree, according to Wikipedia. Topped with whipped cream, of course.

And thanks to Starbucks, the PSL is already back in the Hudson Valley. But they're not the only ones who are doing it, the region has tons of amazing coffee shops and cafes to get your pumpkin spice fix:

Bank Square Coffeehouse
129 Main St, Beacon, NY 12508 | (845) 440-7165

Bank Square is an awesome spot in Beacon, actually one of the first places I went to in the town. It's an eclectic space with mismatched furniture and great drinks. They're definitely more of a coffee shop than a cafe, so go for a PSL, not a meal.

The Crafted Kup
44 Raymond Ave, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603 | (845) 483-7070

The Crafted Kup not only has a location near Vassar College but also in the Poughkeepsie Galleria. This laid-back coffee shop is a perfect spot for your morning PSL, to meet with friends, or even take a client for a cup of coffee. It's casual without being too casual. They also make killer iced tea.

Bread Alone Bakery
45 E Market St, Rhinebeck, NY 12572 | (845) 876-3108

Bread Alone Bakery also has multiple locations, including Woodstock, Lake Katrine, and Boiceville. I've only been to the Woodstock and Rhinebeck locations but I love them both. While you're sipping on a freshly made PSL I recommend getting a slice of the sourdough rye with butter. You can thank me later.

Those are my favorite spots in the Hudson Valley to get my pumpkin spice/caffeine fix. Here is a full list of coffee shops and cafes in the area:

 

The Poughkeepsie Grind
107 Main St, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 | (845) 345-9588

Underground Coffee And Ales
74 Vineyard Ave, Highland, NY 12528 | (845) 834-3899

MOTO Coffee/Machine
357 Warren St, Hudson, NY 12534 | (518) 822-8232

Ground Hog Inc
2703 W Main St, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590 | (845) 298-9333

North River Roasters
8 North Cherry Street, Poughkeepsie Underwear Factory, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 | (845) 418-2739

2 Alices Coffee Lounge
311 Hudson St, Cornwall-On-Hudson, NY 12520 | (845) 534-4717

Uptown Coffee
3883, 288 Wall St, Kingston, NY 12401 | (845) 338-1300

REV Coffee
742 Warren St, Hudson, NY 12534 | (518) 828-2210

Irving Farm Coffee House
44 Main St, Millerton, NY 12546 | (518) 789-2020

Monkey Joe Roasting Company
478 Broadway, Kingston, NY 12401 | (845) 331-4598

ALL THAT JAVA
6579 Spring Brook Ave, Rhinebeck, NY 12572 | (845) 366-0135

Cafeteria Coffee House
58 Main St, New Paltz, NY 12561 | (845) 633-8287

Haven Coffee & Espresso Bar
5462 US-9W, Newburgh, NY 12550 | (845) 561-9685

Nolitas Cafe
454 Warren St, Hudson, NY 12534 | (518) 828-4905

Dunkin Donuts
Multiple locations in Newburgh, Poughkeepsie, Wappingers, Kingston, and the rest of the Hudson Valley

Starbucks
Multiple locations in Newburgh, Poughkeepsie, Wappingers, Kingston, and the rest of the Hudson Valley