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DVlicious: Rhinebeck's Samuel's Sweet Shop Mixes It Up With Candy, Coffee

Actor and Co-Owner Jeffrey Dean Morgan rocks a Samuel's hat at the Rhinebeck sweet and coffee shop.
Actor and Co-Owner Jeffrey Dean Morgan rocks a Samuel's hat at the Rhinebeck sweet and coffee shop. Photo Credit: Samuel's Sweet Shop/Facebook
Samuels' Sweet Shop in Rhinebeck.
Samuels' Sweet Shop in Rhinebeck. Photo Credit: Jeanne Muchnick
Actor and Co-Owner Paul Rudd wraps his teeth around a "Captain America - Civil War" cookie.
Actor and Co-Owner Paul Rudd wraps his teeth around a "Captain America - Civil War" cookie. Photo Credit: Samuel's Sweet Shop/Facebook
No, John Traver hasn't been reduced to hawking granola on the sidewalk, he's still happily running the show at Samuel's Sweet Shop in Rhinebeck.
No, John Traver hasn't been reduced to hawking granola on the sidewalk, he's still happily running the show at Samuel's Sweet Shop in Rhinebeck. Photo Credit: Samuel's Sweet Shop/Facebook

RHINEBECK, 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 five among the best of the best.

Poll
Who Has The Best Cup Of Joe In Dutchess County?
Final Results Voting Closed

Who Has The Best Cup Of Joe In Dutchess County?

  • Bad Ass Coffee, Wappingers Falls
    68%
  • Samuel's, Rhinebeck
    4%
  • The Crafted Kup, Poughkeepsie
    28%

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 has been 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.

Samuel's Sweet Shop, 42 E. Market St., Rhinebeck, (845) 876-5312

The Fine Grind: Better known for its chocolate and pastries than its brewed beans, Samuel’s nevertheless has something other coffee places don’t – celebrities. Actors and pals Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Grey’s Anatomy) and Paul Rudd (Captain America – Civil War) bought Samuel’s after its owner died two years ago. Morgan and Rudd don’t actually run the day-to-day operations; they leave that to John Traver, who started working at Samuel’s when he was only 15.

Most Popular Brew: Customers like Samuel’s’ “Frozen Cappy” (frozen cappuccino) and chai lattes. Some say that it has the best coffee in Rhinebeck. Last month, it debuted “Toby’s Estate,” a blend made by Brooklyn Coffee Roasters.

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