Seattle Recap

If you noticed some absences from important Brewpoint leaders like Melissa, Ben, and Angelo last week, you were not mistaken. They were in Seattle, a city well known and loved for its coffee. Last week, Melissa and Ben headed out to Seattle for some important networking and business-building experiences. First on the docket was a meeting … Continue reading Seattle Recap

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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

Meet our Coffee Wizard, Ben, and Peer into Brewpoint’s Roasting Future

Coffee is an art. Coffee connoisseurs everywhere will agree that coffee needs just the right temperature and humidity in storage in order to bring each flavor to blossom. The complexities of coffee come to life in the roasting process. Ben Tanen, our coffee quality manager, will be heading Brewpoint's roasting facility and making sure our … Continue reading Meet our Coffee Wizard, Ben, and Peer into Brewpoint’s Roasting Future

Last Weekend’s ACLU Coffee Fundraiser was a Success!

Last weekend, Brewpoint participated in the nationwide coffee fundraiser for the American Civil Liberties Union. The fundraiser was organized by Sprudge, an organization devoted to coffee. The aim of this fundraiser was to protect civil liberties at a time when they are being threatened. Sprudge.com put it perfectly: "The ACLU is America’s non-partisan guardian of … Continue reading Last Weekend’s ACLU Coffee Fundraiser was a Success!