When I graduated from college and started working in the corporate world, I felt like something was missing. That's when I met Angelo, who would later become my husband. Angelo encouraged me to follow my dreams, and that's when I discovered my love for coffee and the idea of opening a coffee shop.
To me, coffee shops are more than just a place to grab a cup of coffee. They're a place to build community, to connect with others over a delicious cup of coffee. And that's how Brewpoint Coffee was born.
One day, as I was browsing Craigslist for an espresso machine, I stumbled upon a coffee shop that seemed too good to be true. Angelo and I decided to check it out, and we knew right away that it was an opportunity we couldn't pass up. With little money and no detailed business plan, we opened the first Brewpoint Coffee shop - Brewpoint Founders Café - in September 2014.
Since then, Brewpoint Coffee has grown into a thriving coffee business with four coffee shops, a coffee roastery, and a premier event space. But it's not just a business to us - it's a platform and ecosystem for building the world we want to see.
At Brewpoint Coffee, we're passionate about sourcing the highest quality coffee beans and roasting them to perfection. We're committed to creating a welcoming space where everyone feels at home, where they can come together, and where they can experience the passion and love that goes into every cup of coffee.
If you're a coffee lover looking for a place to connect with others over great coffee, we invite you to join the Brewpoint Coffee community. Visit one of our four coffee shops or check out our book, Starting and Running a Coffee Shop, to learn more about our story and our commitment to coffee and community.
-Melissa Villanueva, Founder & CEO
Our Mission & Vision
Mission: To build an equitable and inclusive world through coffee.
Vision: To be a nationally known specialty coffee brand that showcases its success through equitable collaborations; culminating in a coffee brand that offers a support system for other black, brown and women owned specialty coffee businesses.
Curiosity, empathy, and diversity is our way of making sure we are valuing the people in our ecosystem by taking a step back to listen and gain further context to ensure we are looking at our own growth before criticizing others. The value of community reinforces that the decisions and stances we take are not just about us, but a reminder that we are a part of a global community. We take responsibility when we need to improve as a company to be equitable and inclusive for our community; and we collaborate with others as much as we can to build the world we jointly want to see.