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

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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!

Expansion is a Go: Take a Peek at Brewpoint’s Next Space

Tuesday, January 17th was a historic day here at Brewpoint Coffee. After several meetings with city officials and a second city council meeting, Brewpoint received the funding that will make our new cafe and roasting space a reality. As most of you probably know,  Brewpoint plans to turn an unused loading dock on N. York … Continue reading Expansion is a Go: Take a Peek at Brewpoint’s Next Space

Get Involved in the Brewpoint Community

At Brewpoint, we pride ourselves on community engagement. From getting to know regulars (you know who you are) to serving coffee at events, we strive to become a space where our customers can engage with each other and form meaningful bonds. Because Elmhurst is a town that has been nothing but supportive of Brewpoint's growth, … Continue reading Get Involved in the Brewpoint Community