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Poughkeepsie's The Crafted Kup Ranks Among DVlicious Coffee Finalists

Tanner Townsend, owner of The Crafted Kup in Poughkeepsie, recently added more seating.
Tanner Townsend, owner of The Crafted Kup in Poughkeepsie, recently added more seating. Photo Credit: The Crafted Kup/YouTube
A customer enjoys a cup of coffee at The Crafted Kup in Poughkeepsie.
A customer enjoys a cup of coffee at The Crafted Kup in Poughkeepsie. Photo Credit: Yelp.com
There's plenty of room to kick back and relax at The Crafted Kup in Poughkeepsie.
There's plenty of room to kick back and relax at The Crafted Kup in Poughkeepsie. Photo Credit: Yelp.com

POUGHKEEPSIE, 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.

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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 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 Crafted Kup, 44 Raymond Ave., Poughkeepsie, (845) 483-7070

The Fine Grind : Located in the Arlington walking district on the cusp of Vassar College, The Crafted Kup got so popular with students that it was losing customers because there simply was no place to sit. That all was fixed this winter when the café increased its seating to 68 from 24 spots.

In addition to the bigger space, Owner Tanner Townsend’s renovation project reportedly happily surprised customers with new furniture and bookcases, which he made himself. He also built a small stage for music and literary events. Now there are plenty of small tables and overstuffed chairs on which to perch, sip and savor.

Most Popular Brew : The Ethiopian blends and lattes get rave reviews as do the baked goodies. Townsend said he hopes to add soups, salads, and sandwiches to the menu soon.

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