•What is Fusion Brew?
"a merging of diverse, distinct, or separate elements into a
"a serving of a brewed beverage"*
FUSION BREW is a specialty drink cafe that provides a "fusion" of the popular Eastern
drink "bubble tea" and Western tea and espresso drinks. We serve hot,
cold, or ice blended drinks. We also provide pastries and light snacks.
Customers should feel welcome to come and "hang out" and study or just visit
with friends. A wireless internet connection is provided for those needing
that service. The store is located on the west edge of the ISU campus directly across from Atkins-Colby on Main Street.
is Bubble Tea?
•What else does Fusion Brew serve?
Bubble tea is a
that was developed in Taiwan
in the mid 80’s, when street vendors served a frothy (bubbly)
tea, milk, and sweet flavored syrups to local schoolchildren. It
tremendous growth in Southeast Asia over the past 20 years.
Now in countries like Taiwan,
Hong Kong and the Philippines, bubble tea shops are on every street corner.
Bubble tea made its way to the United States in the mid 90’s, first in cities like
Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Vancouver and Toronto, with New York, Houston, and Chicago soon
following. These drinks are now best known for the black Pearl Tapioca that is most
often added to the drink and sucked up in an oversized straw as the drink is
consumed. Pearl Tapioca is a beadlike starch extract from sweet potato, cassava
root and brown sugar. Pearl or bubble drinks, as they are now known, come in hundreds of flavors and various
styles. Some are milk based while others are simply clear refreshing drinks mixed with
fruit juice or flavoring. While the drinks are historically made with tea they
can be readily enjoyed without tea at the customer’s request.
-FUSION BREW features a full service espresso menu. Our coffee has been carefully
selected to provide a high quality drink that is “second to none” in the area.
-FUSION BREW also provides
a wide selection of teas from around the world such as Darjeeling, Assam, and Rooibos. These are fresh brewed as they are ordered to provide
optimum flavor and aroma. If you are looking for tea with a bit of spice try one of our several Spiced Chais.
-If you would like something to snack on while at Fusion Brew we serve a variety of
pastries (cinnamon rolls, muffins, brownies), hummus with a pita and veggies or some chicken salad with either a bagel or pita and veggies.