There's nothing like a steaming hot cup of coffee (or iced, whatever floats your boat) to give you that much-needed energy boost to tackle the day ahead.

For some, getting that caffeine kick can make a difference in the day, and we don't blame you. It can be hard waking up on Monday morning to go to work after already dealing with the Sunday scaries. And even if you enjoy your job, that doesn't change the fact that our bodies are tired, and may need some extra assistance to get that pep in our step.

This writer is by no means a coffee aficionado, but rather thrives on iced vanilla chais with cinnamon, Starbucks cinnamon dolce lattes or refreshers, and various seasonal drinks. In essence, she tends to go for the sweet stuff that isn't really as loaded on espresso as some of the other options out there.

But regardless of what your coffee preferences are or how often you find yourself in line at your local cafe or drive-thru, everyone's gotta have that special coffee shop that they love visiting. Of course, many would gravitate towards the large chains like Dunkin' and Starbucks (woot woot), but what about the beloved local businesses that call just Maine home, or at least New England?

We went on Facebook to ask what some of your favorite local coffee shops in Maine were, and learned about a whole lot of places scattered throughout the Pine Tree State. Let's take a look at 20 of them.

These Are 20 of the Best Coffee Shops in Maine

Now here's a look at some of the best coffee spots in New Hampshire.

These Are 17 of the Best Coffee Shops in New Hampshire

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