We live in an area where we are lucky enough to have a Dunkin' or Starbucks within five miles of us in every direction. And I'm not complaining.

However, there's something to be said about local coffee shops and roasters. All of them have unique blends and character.

These are the spots where you can order a cup of joe, open a book or your laptop, and relax.

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Our lives are crazy and sometimes all we have time for is a quick trip through the chain drive-thru. But, occasionally we are able to get caffeinated by an independent roaster. Maybe it's the local charm that makes the brew tastier?

Check out the top spots to grab a cup in no particular order. Did I miss your favorite go-to? Let me know. Matt@943thepoint.com.

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