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Since the official beginning of fall was announced, we have been itching to jump straight into the best part of the season: the drinks. There are the old faithful seasonal drinks like a pumpkin spice latte, apple flavored concoctions, or pumpkin chais, but Boulder’s own local coffee shop –  the Brewing Market on Pearl St. – took the classics and reinvented them into something extraordinary. Her Campus CU Boulder writers: Rowan Ellis Rissler, Adamari Ruelas, and Lachlan Larsen took the liberty of making a trip to Pearl St. to get a taste of their fall seasonal drink selection. The beverages did not disappoint. 

#1 Pumpkin Pie Latte

For starters, if you’re looking for a way to celebrate the beautiful trees and the changing seasons, we have just the drink for you. With bits of cinnamon bursting in your mouth and the taste of happy memories and good times, this pumpkin pie latte is the perfect mix between caffeine and coziness. But wait! It gets better. On top, a dollop of whipped cream is joined with a toffee syrup making it the most wonderful combination of salty and sweet. This drink bursts with flavor while still having an underscore of the nutty base and smooth finish the espresso has. The next time you are super stressed and just need to grind out some homework, head on over to the Brewing Market for your pumpkin pie latte.

#2 Apple Chaider

This drink is definitely the best of both worlds. With the strong apple flavor from the cider mixing beautifully with the spice filled chai, it has become a new favorite of ours. It’s the perfect cozy fall drink, reminding me of yellowing leaves and chilly October mornings. On top of this drink becoming one of our favorite drinks, it was also the barista’s pick the day we visited the Brewing Market. If you are looking for a comforting drink as the days get colder, we highly recommend this Warm Apple Chaider.

#3 Caramel Apple Cider

When we think of fall – pumpkins, leaves, sweaters, and apple cider come to mind. The Caramel Apple Cider is the epitome of fall; it’s a perfect way to ease into the fall season. At first taste, you get the punchiness of the apple cider, which is laced with sentimental value for Lachlan because she used to always share a cider with her sister when they went to pumpkin patches when they were little. They always had to share one (which she didn’t really like) but she still loved the cider nonetheless. After the initial delicious sourness, you are greeted by the smooth and sweet caramel aftertaste. The best way to describe this drink is nostalgic warmth. Accompanying the cider that – dare we say is the perfect fall drink – is the phenomenal atmosphere. The people working were incredibly charming and their music selection was top-tier with features of Mary J. Blige, Mitski, and Frank Ocean. We would definitely recommend the Caramel Apple Cider for a seasonal delicacy that is our favorite form of self-care. Overall, we would one hundred percent go back to taste-test all of their new seasonal drinks year round. 

When you first walk into the Brewing Market, you are welcomed by phenomenal employees and the delicious array of baked goods in a glass case. Comfy couches line the back walls and in the front with the perfect spot of sunlight highlighting the velvet fabric. The seating is endless and it is almost always buzzing with activity from customers and the employee’s interactions with each other. Even if you aren’t a fan of coffee, there is an endless selection of drinks available. Limitless options from the attached tea shop next door to different kombucha flavors to select syrups for your lattes. The Brewing Market works to make sure every customer is welcomed, comfortable, and works to ensure the best coffee shop experience available in Boulder. 

Whenever you find yourself on Pearl St with friends, family, or even on a solo-date and are in need of a cozy pick-me-up, the Brewing Market is perfect. It’s home to one of the best seasonal drink selections we have ever experienced. The Brewing Market is located at 1918 13th Pearl St. The vibes are immaculate, creating the perfect place to get some homework done with friends, or just to unwind after a long day. We will definitely be visiting again very soon! 

Lachlan is a new member of the Her Campus Chapter at CU Boulder this 23-24 academic school year. Along with being a new writer, she is also on the social team, working with a team of fellow writers to create posts for the HCCU Instagram, TikTok, Pinterest, and VSCO. Lachlan is a first-year student at CU Boulder majoring in Psychology with a minor in Business. In HCCU, she hopes to find a new passion and to expand her creativity. She's very passionate about anything food/coffee related, feminism, discussing social media, and mental health. Outside of writing and school, she loves to cook, read romance books, listen to new music, stalk her Spotify Daylist, and explore new restaurants and coffee shops. You can usually find her either watching the same 3 rom-coms on rotation or scrolling through Pinterest.
Adamari Ruelas

CU Boulder '26

Adamari Ruelas is a contributing writer for the Her Campus chapter at CU Boulder. Her job within Her Campus is to write at least two articles a month, one contributing to a theme week. Outside of Her Campus, Adamari is a first-generation college student who is currently a sophomore at the University of Colorado Boulder, majoring in English Creative Writing. During her spring semester of freshman year, Adamari studied abroad in London, wanting to learn about different cultures while also being able to study in a Literature-rich city. Adamari also interned at the Aurora Public Schools Communications Department during her senior year of High School, where she learned how to write articles, interview subjects, and create social media posts for the department under the guidance of multiple professionals. In her free time, Adamari enjoys reading and writing, at least when she isn’t hanging out with her friends or playing Overwatch with her little siblings. She is a very proud Mexican-American who loves sharing her culture as long as Mexican history with anyone who lends an ear. Adamari is also a massive nerd, especially with Harry Potter (she’s a Ravenclaw btw) and Marvel. In the future, Adamari hopes to become a published author, sharing her works with the world and hoping they help people the way books have helped her.
Hi, my name is Rowan Ellis-Rissler and I am a journalist for HER campus at CU Boulder. I was born and raised in boulder and have always had a sincere love for Journalism and connecting with people and places around the world. My free time consists of mountain biking for the CU cycling team and also skiing for the freeride team at CU. I enjoy anything outdoors and I spend a significant amount of time working on photography. My dream is to be either photojournalist or a broadcast journalist. Here at CU I am majoring in journalism and political science with a minor in business management. I write to make people feel something. I report because I want to spend my life doing what I love while also helping at least one person feel less alone in this world.