How are you spending your last Sunday of September? Today is National Coffee Day, the perfect excuse to have another cup or two. It would be fun to surprise someone with a cup of their favorite hot or iced coffee.

For the majority, coffee is a part of the daily routine. It seems that coffee lovers can never get enough of their favorite drink. While enjoying your daily cup of Joe, have you ever wondered where coffee came from? The coffee bean itself dates back to Ethiopia while drinking coffee came about during the 15th century. By the 17th century, coffee became popular in Europe however; it wasn’t until the 18th century that coffee plants hit what is now the U.S.

Today, studies claim that there are about 2.25 BILLION CUPS of coffee that are enjoyed every day all over the world (No surprise). It’s truly amazing how coffee came about and how there are all different types of America’s favorite beverage. We enjoy coffee hot, iced, flavored, non-flavored, as a latte, cappuccino, espresso, macchiato, etc. Coffee can also be a liquid dessert, simply add a liquor and top with whipped cream (VOILA!)

It’s time to celebrate National Coffee Day; here are some local coffee shops to visit!

  • Bank Square Coffehouse
  • Big Mouth Coffee Roasters
    Beacon
  • Bread Alone Bakery
    Boiceville, Lake Katrine, Rhinebeck and Woodstock
  • Noble Coffee Roasters

         Campbell Hall

  • 2 Alice's Coffee Lounge
    Cornwall-On-Hudson
  • Underground Coffee And Ales
     Highland
  • Nolitas Cafe
  • REV Coffee

         Hudson

  • Uptown Coffee
  • Monkey Joe Roasting Company

         Kingston

  • Irving Farm Coffee House
    Millerton
  • Eat This Bakery
  • Iron Cafe

        Montgomery

  • Haven Coffee & Espresso Bar
  • Broadway Coffee Shop

        Newburgh

  • Cafeteria Coffee House
  • Mudd Puddle Coffee Roasters

         New Paltz

  • The Poughkeepie Grind
  • North River Roasters

        Poughkeepsie

  • ALL THAT JAVA
    Rhinebeck
  • Inquiring Mind Bookstore & Café
  • Bluestone Coffee Roasting Company

        Saugerties

  • Ground Hog Inc.
  • Mamma Musetti’s

        Wappingers Falls

  • Barnes & Noble

Located throughout the Hudson Valley

Deal of the day: Get a free hot or iced tall coffee with the purchase of a bakery case item on Sunday.

  • Cumberland Farms

Located throughout the Hudson Valley

Deal of the day: Text FREECOFFEE to 64827 to get a coupon for a free hot or iced coffee in any size Sunday. The text coupon requires a smartphone to redeem.

  • Dunkin' Donuts

Located throughout the Hudson Valley

Deal of the day: Buy a hot coffee and get a second cup of equal or greater value for free Sunday.

  • QuickChek

Located throughout the Hudson Valley

Deal of the day: First-time users of the chain’s mobile app get a free hot or iced coffee Sunday when they download it at www.quickchek.com/qc-mobile-app

  • Stewarts

Located throughout the Hudson Valley

Deal of the day: Customers can enjoy FREE hot, iced or cold brew coffee from 12pm until close at all Stewart’s Shops locations on Sunday.

  • Vitality Bowls

Wappinger Falls

Deal of the day: Get a free coffee with purchase of a medium or large bowl Sunday. Limit one offer per person and not valid with any other discounts.

How are YOU spending National Coffee Day? Let us know! :)