Pavel Timofeyev

It's safe to say I can be a pretty scary sight without my morning coffee. I don't think I make a lot of sense before and it's usually my first move in the morning. Once I take that first sip, I feel like a normal, functioning human being again.

There is always a big debate about Starbucks and Dunkin Donuts with coffee drinkers, and we are fortunate to have many of them to choose from here.

One thing I've definitely noticed about being in the Hudson Valley is there are other really great places to get a good cup of coffee as well.

Whether it's to start my morning or I want a quite space to get some stuff done, here are some places I get my cup o' joe from:

Starbucks

Dunkin Donuts

Stewarts

Crafted Kup in Poughkeepsie

Bank Square Coffeehouse in Beacon

Iron Cafe in Montgomery

Samuel's Sweet Shop in Rhinebeck

I'd love some more suggestions of other places to try, drop a comment below to add to the list.