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. Brewpoint is a company that is in the business of creating authentic community spaces through coffee. They have three coffee shops in Elmhurst, IL an Oak Park, IL location, and a growing wholesale company dedicated to helping other cafes make their own community spaces in their neighborhoods.
Melissa is the CEO, owner, and founder of Brewpoint Coffee which has 3 Chicago-area coffee shops, a wholesale roastery, a book called, “Starting & Running a Coffee Shop.” With mentions in Forbes and Fast Company, Brewpoint Coffee's mission is to build a better world through authentic community spaces.Melissa is most proud of building a thriving business that she 100% owns and leads. This is important because money often dictates an entrepreneur’s decisions, but if you have the power to fully dictate why you do what you do, you can build a system that is not just about profit, but is about social and environmental impact that tries to thoughtfully put people and planet first.