It all started when...
In 2015, a group of Northwestern freshmen founded BrewBike because it was too hard to get great coffee on campus. They wanted to offer delicious coffee that was easier to get. They also wanted to be Northwestern’s first fully student-run coffee shop.
Their first idea was to build a mobile coffee bike, park it in the best location on campus, and serve delicious cold brew coffee.
Then, a few weeks into the school year, it started to snow. They put the bike away and nearly went bankrupt. But instead of closing their doors, they launched a coffee kiosk in Annenberg Hall, and added to their growing team of student baristas, operations team members, and brewers. BrewBike survived the winter and grew from there.
Today, BrewBike is live on multiple campuses in three states, with a number of bikes and retails locations and thousands of online customers.
Every day, we give our customers the opportunity to get great coffee easily on campus. We’ve also put over $150,000 in the pockets of our student employees, and given young people across the country the opportunity to see what it takes to run a real startup.
Looking forward ⚡️
In the coming years, students will launch BrewBike on campuses across the country. We’re proud of what we’ve accomplished, and excited for where we’re going.
Get a taste of our delicious cold brew or coffee off campus by visiting our online shop today.