617 N York Rd, Elmhurst IL
What started as a dream, turned into a shop, and expanded into a company in just three short years. Melissa and Angelo took the leap in buying a coffee shop in September 2014 with little knowledge of what Brewpoint could become. We are a company that is in the business of creating authentic community spaces through coffee. We have three coffee shops in Elmhurst, IL and a growing wholesale company dedicated to helping other cafes make their own community spaces in their neighborhoods.
JUNE 2014 CAUGHT BY THE VISION TO CREATE AUTHENTIC COMMUNITY SPACES THROUGH COFFEE
JUNE 2014 FOUND COFFEE SHOP ON CRAIGSLIST
AUGUST 2014 PURCHASED CRAIGSLIST COFFEE SHOP WITH BOYFRIEND ANGELO
SEPTEMBER 2014 BREWPOINT COFFEE IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS
FEBRUARY 2015 BREWPOINT OWNERS GET MARRIED!
DECEMBER 2015 "NOT AFRAID TO LOVE" CAMPAIGN
SEPTEMBER 2016 DECIDED TO TAKE BREWPOINT FROM BEING A COFFEE SHOP TO A COFFEE COMPANY
DECEMBER 2016 COMPLETED 10KSB GOLDMAN SACHS PROGRAM FOR BUSINESS EXPANSION
JANUARY 2017 RECEIVED CITY GRANT FOR BREWPOINT EXPANSION
MAY 2017 STARTED ROASTING OUR OWN COFFEE
SEPTEMBER 2017 OPENED BREWPOINT LEXICON CAFE IN THE ELMHURST PUBLIC LIBRARY
DECEMBER 2017 OPENED BREWPOINT WORKSHOP & ROASTERY
What Makes Us Tick
ENGAGEMENT: WE BELIEVE THAT IT IS IMPORTANT TO BE PRESENT AND HAVE A VOICE IN THE WAYS THAT WE INTERACT. WHETHER IT IS AS INDIVIDUALS OR AS A PLATFORM, WE DON'T WANT TO SHY AWAY BUT THOUGHTFULLY ENGAGE IN EVERYTHING WE DO.
KINDNESS: WE BELIEVE THAT BREWPOINT IS ONLY WORTH DOING IF IT MAKES THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE, AND YOU CAN'T DO THAT WITHOUT KINDNESS. A QUOTE THAT RINGS TRUE FOR US IS, "BE KIND, FOR EVERYONE IS FIGHTING A BATTLE THAT YOU KNOW NOTHING ABOUT."
DIVERSITY: THIS INCLUDES BOTH EQUITY AND EQUALITY. WE BELIEVE THAT ALL PEOPLE, NO MATTER WHAT CATEGORIES, HAVE IMMENSE WORTH AND DIGNITY. DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE AND BACKGROUNDS ONLY ADD TO OUR CREATIVITY AND SUCCESS.
THOUGHTFULNESS: WE BELIEVE THAT REFLECTION ON OUR ACTIONS AND INTENTIONS ARE IMPERATIVE TO TREATING PEOPLE WELL. WE ALSO BELIEVE OUR BUSINESS DECISIONS AND STRUCTURES REFLECT OUR VALUES AND WE STRIVE TO HAVE THOUGHTFULNESS PERMEATE EVERYTHING WE DO.
RESPECT: WE BELIEVE THAT IF WE START FROM A FOUNDATION OF RESPECTING OUR POLICIES, OUR FELLOW EMPLOYEES, OUR MANAGERS, AND OUR CUSTOMERS; WE ARE ALL ABLE TO DO OUR JOBS AT A HIGH LEVEL.
GROWTH: WE BELIEVE THAT WE CAN ALWAYS DO A LITTLE BETTER EVERY DAY. THIS MEANS SEEKING FEEDBACK FOR IMPROVEMENT, EMBRACING CONSTRUCTIVE CONVERSATIONS, AND LOOKING FOR WAYS TO HELP THOSE AROUND YOU GROW AS WELL.