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'Not Just Coffee' At Sibling's Brew Crumberland's Best

By Kelly Church

Brew Crumberland's Best is not just coffee. The New Crumberland, PA coffee shop was started by two siblings, Wade and Laurel Weiser. With Laurel's background as a pastry chef, the pair opened Brew Crumberland's Best in September 2014, selling locally roasted coffee, pastries, sandwiches and more to the community.

"The working-class individual doesn't normally have time to stop at a locally-owned coffee shop on their daily commute, so we are the only shop in this area that can provide them with that service," Wade said.

Brew Crumberland's Best features a drive-thru, giving busy commuters an opportunity to support their local economy and get a good cup of coffee with some food. Wade said there was a serious need for a place like Brew Crumberland's Best in the area, and he and his sister proudly serve the community every day.

The pastry menu is designed by Laurel, who happily opened Brew Crumberland's Best on her own to explore her pastry creativity. After breaking his leg, Wade medically withdrew from school and began helping his sister at the coffee shop. He started taking more time to work at the shop so Laurel could focus on developing new pastries. Then, their partnership was born, with Wade taking over running the business while Laurel maintains the menu.

"One of my personal favorite menu items is something that people probably wouldn't expect," Wade said. "Although all of our coffee and pastry options are amazing [and] our made-to-order sandwiches are definitely some of the best around."

Wade recommends any sandwich to a new customer. The sandwiches are entirely customizable, so customers can select exactly what they want on the sandwich. Wade said this ensures that each customer gets exactly what they want, whether it's for breakfast or for lunch. Customers can fill their sandwiches with turkey, roast beef, ham, or chicken salad, inside any bagel, pretzel roll or bread.

Customers can also choose from an assortment of bagels, oatmeal, bread pudding and quiche. Laurel's pastries include scones, coffee cake, muffins and banana bread that are all made from scratch at Brew Crumberland's Best. Other menu items include smoothies, juices, cider and a long menu of coffee beverages. For a coffee fix, Brew Crumberland's Best crafts espressos, brewed coffee, Americanos, lattes and cappuccinos, mochas, carmellos and chai lattes.

To celebrate the local community, Brew Crumberland's Best displays local art. The pair plays rock and alternative music, something Wade said might be a unique combination but is a good representation of him and his sister's personalities.

"Although, we are very different, we've always been best friends," Wade said. "I'm truly thankful for having the opportunity to work with my sister every day."

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