Below are elements that we at Brewpoint Coffee consider when choosing partnerships with suppliers.
Local and Underrepresented/Minority-Owned: At Brewpoint, we value providing opportunities to underrepresented, local populations. Therefore, when choosing partnerships, our purchasing policy gives preference to local suppliers and those from populations that are often underrepresented such as women and minority-owned businesses.
Socially Conscious: We believe in creating an ecosystem that revolves around our values of engagement, kindness, diversity, thoughtfulness, respect, and growth. To foster such a culture, we advocate for partners that are empowering others through their business. An example is our partnership with Cafe Con Amor and their initiative, The Farmers Project, which supports local coffee farmers in Costa Rica by honoring fair coffee prices to provide an improved quality of living.
Environmentally Thoughtful: As a company, we are committed to owning our role as responsible stewards of the earth. Because of that, we encourage our partners to be environmentally thoughtful in their practices. In everything we do, from using more environmentally friendly production materials to use of fuel-efficient and environmentally friendly transportation methods, we support both our team and our partners to be kind to the environment that we share.
Our Coffee Buying Practices: Coffee C-market are currently priced at $2/pound. Fair Trade price is at $1.40/pound.
At Brewpoint, we pay on average $4/pound to ensure that the farms we support are able to not only make ends meet, but have a sustainable future. We work with a variety of distributors with Cafe Imports being our top distributor and our relationship with Cafe Con Amor and Farmers Project being our top direct relationships. Our goal as a company is not only to pay on average more than $2 more than Fair Trade prices, but to also purchase full lots of coffee to give security to our farmers.
Brewpoint Coffee is proud to partner with World Coffee Research to protect the future of coffee and coffee farmers. For every pound of green coffee that Brewpoint purchases and roasts, 1% goes to support WCR’s ambitious research agenda, which is helping build a more sustainable specialty coffee supply chain.
Brewpoint recognizes that innovation in coffee agriculture is necessary to confront the challenge of climate change and to provide lasting support to coffee producers around the world.
Brewpoint is excited to partner with The District 205 Transition Program. Our student partners work with coaches to learn skills in our roastery, and help us with majority of our packaging needs.
District 205 Transition Program: "Providing transition services and supports in community settings to students ages 18-21 with intellectual disabilities allows students to expand their independence, self-advocacy, employment, and social and community integration during their final years of mandated public schooling."