Our mission is to build a better world through authentic community spaces.
The journey began with me, Melissa, uprooting my corporate life to do community work in the Philippines. While Angelo was home in the States, he pushed me to dream bigger and out of my comfort zone. I decided to take his advice, and with no idea what direction to go but with all the inspiration and support, the dream of Brewpoint Coffee was created. When I first got home from the Philippines, I searched Craigslist to find an espresso machine and began developing what Angelo and I thought was a three year plan to open up a coffee shop.
By surprise we not only found an espresso machine but a coffee shop for sale that seemed too perfect to pass up. That coffee shop is now where we call home to our first location, Brewpoint Coffee-Founders. Maybe it was not three years down the line, but when we walked into "Enlightened Cafe" in Elmhurst, IL we knew it had to be where we planted Brewpoint's roots.
Fast forward six years to the present; three cafes deep, a robust roasting and wholesale program, event space, and NOW the addition of our newest brand, Brewpoint Craft.
Brewpoint Craft is expanding on our mission with coffee. It is our way of creating a stable and sustainable ecosystem as a company and for those in the supply chain by: diversifying avenues of revenue in order to not compromise on paying fair prices (building a better world) and diversifying how we connect with people through our new offerings (creating authentic community spaces).
We are able to reflect and see that none of this would have been possible without the support of family, friends, and customers. No matter who the customer is; a coffee lover, a cocktail enthusiast, a hungry customer looking to grab a charcuterie bite, or just someone who is just looking for a safe place to connect - we want the Brewpoint experience to come from a place of authentic and diverse community.
With many coffee shops, roasters, and craft spaces to choose from close to home, we at Brewpoint want something different to drive your reasoning through our doors. We want to ensure that we don't only have great quality coffee and craft items BUT our offerings also define who we are as a community. We want our community to share a story of the things we are passionate about on a local and global scale as well.
- Melissa and Angelo
JUNE 2014 FOUND COFFEE SHOP ON CRAIGSLIST WHEN LOOKING FOR AN ESPRESSO MACHINE
AUGUST 2014 PURCHASED CRAIGSLIST COFFEE SHOP WITH BOYFRIEND ANGELO
SEPTEMBER 2014 BREWPOINT COFFEE IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS
DECEMBER 2015 "NOT AFRAID TO LOVE" CAMPAIGN
SEPTEMBER 2016 DECIDED TO TAKE BREWPOINT FROM BEING A COFFEE SHOP TO A COFFEE COMPANY
DECEMBER 2016 COMPLETED 10KSB GOLDMAN SACHS PROGRAM FOR BUSINESS EXPANSION
JANUARY 2017 RECEIVED CITY GRANT FOR BREWPOINT EXPANSION
SEPTEMBER 2017 OPENED BREWPOINT LEXICON CAFE IN THE ELMHURST PUBLIC LIBRARY
DECEMBER 2017 OPENED BREWPOINT WORKSHOP & ROASTERY
SEPTEMBER 2018 STARTED THE PROCESS OF BECOMING WOMEN & MINORITY OWNED CERTIFIED.
SEPTEMBER 2019 LAUNCHED NEW BOOK, "STARTING & RUNNING A COFFEE SHOP".
APRIL 2021 SOFT LAUNCH OF BREWPOINT CRAFT IN OAK PARK
MAY 2021 GRAND OPENING OF BREWPOINT CRAFT IN OAK PARK
MORE COMING SOON!