Building a Community Partnership with the Elmhurst Public Library

Libraries are amazing resources. They provide a free space to hang out, books and movies to check out, classes to learn new skills, and resources to learn and connect with others. In a sense, the library is a space that becomes the heart of the community. It provides people with information and free education materials, … Continue reading Building a Community Partnership with the Elmhurst Public Library

Fair Trade and Ethically Sourced Coffee

"Fair Trade" and "ethically sourced" are big buzzwords in the coffee world and beyond. As the globalized economy grows, people are looking to companies for products that make international trade benefit disadvantaged workers. Workers in poorer countries tend to be exploited by large companies for a profit, and Fair Trade and ethical sourcing work to … Continue reading Fair Trade and Ethically Sourced Coffee

Circularity: A Second Trip to the Philippines and What it Means for Brewpoint’s Future

Over two and a half years ago, the vision for Brewpoint was born after Melissa Villanueva quit her corporate-America job and visited the Philippines. After two months, Melissa realized there was a need for community spaces centered around coffee, and she returned home with an interesting idea for a different kind of coffee shop in … Continue reading Circularity: A Second Trip to the Philippines and What it Means for Brewpoint’s Future