WAPPINGERS FALLS, N.Y. -- Dutchess County is full of places to get your caffeine fix, but if you want to perk up with the strongest espresso, the richest cappuccino or the most thoughtfully made cuppa joe, there are a handful of absolute musts -- at least according to Daily Voice readers who selected three among the best of the best.
Who Has The Best Cup Of Joe In Dutchess County?
Bad Ass Coffee, Wappingers Falls
The Crafted Kup, Poughkeepsie
Each is now vying for a spot in our ongoing DVlicious contest. The winner will be chosen Monday, March 21 at 5 p.m., soon after voting closes. In the meantime, here’s a brief profile of one our our finalists. Each nominee is being highlighted this week before the ultimate reveal on Tuesday, March 22.
So start sipping, savoring, and voting. You can vote multiple times, though only once per day. The winner receives a DVlicious certificate and the honors of being the county’s charismatic favorite.
The Fine Grind: The beans are direct trade from American farmers, grown at high altitudes in volcanic soils. The franchise, built around Hawaiian coffee with a sunny theme, has been in business for more than 15 years; this one is locally owned by John Ferrara.
Most Popular Brew: Kona Blend. Also popular: the distinctive Hawaiian Signature blend (10 percent Hawaiian coffee and other beans from around the world).
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