527 Brewhouse offers sweet fall flavors to obsess about

Kori Siebert, Staff Writer

Fall is officially in full swing, spooky season is over and Thanksgiving is right around the corner, which means pumpkin pie. For this week’s review I had full intentions of comparing 527 Brewhouse to The Coffee Shoppe on Main (from the previous week), but I had two different experiences from both coffee shops as well as the drinks. Let’s just say I’m getting into the ‘thankful’ season and appreciating all coffee shops and what they have to offer.

The first thing I loved about 527 Brewhouse was the fact that it had the option of either a drive-thru location (open from 6:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday) or the actual “sit-down talk for hours” shop (open 3 to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday).

I’m the type of gal who likes to go in and experience a coffee shop for all that it is: the aroma, the décor, the customers, everything. But as early as I went, I got to experience the drive through.

The baristas were super nice helping me pick out the perfect fall drinks that they knew you’d love to hear about: pumpkin pie, caramel pecan and campfire mocha. All of the hot coffee lattes were loaded with whole milk and whip cream but they had other options regarding milk that had more protein or a lighter milk choice if you preferred.

The first reason why I couldn’t compare the coffee drinks was because they didn’t have the same ones. The pumpkin pie at 527 Brewhouse was completely different than the pumpkin spice at The Coffee Shoppe on Main, but I completely loved them both. As you know I’m pretty picky when it comes to spices like pumpkin, so the fact that it was very subtle and seriously tasted like a pumpkin pie sold me. It made me wish I was home for Thanksgiving instead of dealing with the stress of college right now.

I think the whip cream definitely added a bit of sweetness, but it wasn’t a bitter drink to begin with. And let’s talk about the smell folks, this one was on point, you know when you can smell something and taste it at the same time? Yeah, it tasted like it smelled, and I’m living for it.
On a different note I’m kind of upset these coffee drinks are turning me into a basic chick because I’m totally obsessed with the fall flavors and “can’t even.”

The campfire mocha gave off an aroma of a chocolate s’more vibe. It definitely has chocolate incorporated in it as well as some other flavors; however, I just couldn’t pin point them, but it definitely tasted good with whatever ingredients were incorporated. It didn’t taste like a campfire which I think is a good thing, who wants to taste twigs and smoke, but I could totally see myself cozying up next to a fire with this cup of delight.

Saving the best for last, the caramel pecan is definitely the sweetest out of all three, but it’s a very subtle kind of sweet. You can first taste the punch of caramel, then the pecan follows just a hint afterwards.

This one was my favorite out of the three. I love anything caramel and anything pecan, totally a perfect combo for the fall. The caramel is very powerful, so if you’re not about the sweet life, I’d go for the campfire mocha which is more of a subtle sweet or the pumpkin pie which is in its own category.

The aroma smells like straight up coffee not going to lie; you can’t really smell the caramel or pecan, (but I’m guessing you won’t be buying coffee solely for the smell), so it wasn’t a deal breaker for me.

For taste testing purposes, the small was perfect (I had three), but for the coffee drinkers out there you’re going to need a medium or large to satisfy your caffeine needs for the day.

An added bonus that I love about 527 Brewhouse are their punch cards. After 10 drinks you get one free so after those three coffees, I’m like practically a quarter of the way to a free coffee.

I give this place a 10/10. Very convenient for people driving through in the mornings, but if you want to stick around and chat the shop opens up later in the day. I also loved the customer service, it’s hard to find people totally dedicated to their job and willing to help you, so I appreciated the pride the workers brought to the atmosphere of the experience.

Great drinks, great people, nothing more I could have wanted.