Our Mission

In your pursuit of great espresso, design, and quality that lasts we aim to be your guide.

Read our reviews:
I cannot recommend Clive Coffee highly enough. This company checks all the boxes: great products, great service, great follow up, great customer care.
Malcolm S.
Phenomenally knowledgeable staff selling the best home coffee products on the market. They were friendly, helpful, and truly a joy to interact with.
Grant M.
Excellent service, excellent website, excellent selection--what's not to like?
Marshall G.
I had an excellent experience buying my Bezzera Duo espresso machine from Clive Coffee. They are espresso experts.
Michael O.
I love my A53 Lucca Mini and Sette 270. The purchase experience was quick and easy. Answered all my questions and would not hesitate to purchase from them again.
Margie V.

Espresso at home is not hard. You just need to have the right team behind you.

Welcome to Clive

Clive is a bit of a throwback company.

In the age of Amazon, we believe that personal connections are lost. We genuinely enjoy picking up the phone and answer questions, whether it be about espresso or, frankly, anything.

We'd love to have a conversation about your dream morning routine and find the proper espresso setup for your budget.

We don't stop there. We spend hours talking customers through dialing in grinders and pulling that first perfect shot. We're just waiting for our first wedding invite.

We won't sell anything that we wouldn't personally use.

If you find our selection limiting, this is intentional. We do the hard work for you. Whatever choice you make is going to be a good one.

So go on, pick something. Anything. You can't lose.

Meet our team:

We're a group of coffee-enthusiasts looking to share our knowledge and build a better home espresso experience.


Favorite drink: Straight shot

Paul has been helping people find the right setup for their budget and lifestyle since 2011. Paul also double-checks machines and equipment heading out the door to ensure that your products arrive on time and in pristine condition. When Paul is not at Clive, he's often enjoying motorcycling and the outdoors.


Favorite drink: Pour over in the morning. Hot or iced americano in the afternoon.

Amanda developed a taste for craft coffee as a young adult through a blossoming admiration of coffee shop culture. Visiting independent cafes and sampling the local style in every town she travels to has been a hobby of hers for years. Amanda’s passion for numbers and coffee combined when she joined Clive in early 2017 to organize the financial side of the house.


Favorite drink: Ben Piff Bullseye

Adam was a Clive customer back in 2014 when he discovered the joy and quality of espresso at home. In 2016, he met Clive founder, Mark Hellweg, and decided to invest in the company and join full-time. Today, Adam is the CEO of Clive and works exclusively on expanding the education platform and in-house LUCCA brand. He lives in Park City, Utah with his two boys and yellow lab, Derby.


Favorite drink: Classic drip coffee in the mornings and an Italiano after lunch.

Ryan started with Clive in October of 2015 after graduating from the University of Northern Iowa and venturing to Portland. Beginning in a temp position in the warehouse, Ryan has now been with Clive for over five years and serves as the Tech Manager, overseeing daily operations. Outside of work, you’ll find Ryan ripping up backroads on his motorcycle or tinkering in his garage.


Favorite drink: 5oz Americano

Jon’s interest in specialty coffee began in college and hasn’t slowed down. He spent years working with some of Portland’s most respected roasting companies in both wholesale support and operations roles. He loves getting his young girls and dog outside to hunt for chanterelle mushrooms in the rainforests of Oregon. Jon joined the team in 2021 as COO to help scale Clive’s operations.


Favorite drink: Cafè oat lait (Cafè au lait with oat milk).

In 2016, Sam "Pink" packed her '99 Subaru full of records and coffee equipment, drove from Florida until the car died in America's coffee city- Portland, OR. She joined the team in 2018 and now runs the education department for both Clive and Coffee School. Pink spends her days teaching home baristas how to make great coffee. When she's not at Clive, she's either writing songs or cooking.


Favorite drink: Wine

Dani is a coffee lover, yet somewhat of a novice. In fact, it was only right before her first Clive purchase that she owned a Keurig. Eeeeeeh. We decided to give her a chance anyway and since she is in charge of all of our product content, she is learning quickly. Based in Park City with her family, she loves visiting the team in Portland and getting face time with the folks she usually only works with through her laptop.


Favorite drink: Latte

Jared is a mediocre home barista but an amazing web developer. He handles design, development, and usability at Clive: helping to ensure that researching and buying espresso equipment is as enjoyable as the espresso you’ll be producing at home. He lives in Salt Lake City, Utah with his son and a wife whom is very happy to now have her own home barista.

Ben G

Favorite drink: Affogato (it counts)

Ben and his fiancée drove to Portland from Philly in the summer of ‘18 looking for chill vibes, big mountains, and great coffee. Over his ten years in the coffee industry, Ben has been a barista, technician, educator, and most recently, a product developer. At Clive, he heads up development and promotion of Clive’s LUCCA brand, schmoozing manufacturers, wrangling vendors, testing new stuff, and making sure we bring the best product experience to every customer.

Ben K

Favorite drink: An ice-cold Rainier

Ben is here to make sure you have everything you need on that first morning of your new espresso journey. He enjoys his position as assistant to the warehouse manager but is working hard for his desired role of assistant warehouse manager. When not ensuring that every shipment is lovingly packaged with care, Ben can be found doing backsides on his skateboard in South East Portland.


Favorite drink: Quad shot Americano

Sean grew up in New Orleans where he first discovered his love for chicory and iced coffee in Parisian-esque coffee stands. Born on the bayou, Sean is an avid crawfish boil, frozen daiquiri, and New Orleans Saints fan. Fresh out of graduate school, Sean moved to Portland in 2015 to start a life with his soulmate. Sean joined the CX team in 2019 to give customers an intentional and holistic approach to home coffee making.


Favorite drink: Oat milk latte in the morning & a glass of Pinot Noir in the evening.

Jessica joined Clive Coffee in early 2020. Originally from California, she considers herself a local now. During her free time you can find her exploring new restaurants, reading the Oregonian, or enjoying a bike ride on the Southeast Corridor Trail. She currently works with all company suppliers and operation teams to ensure inventory levels and keep the coffee flowing.


Favorite drink: At his best: V60 pour over. At his worst: Iced Italiano

August was born at a young age, right here in Portland. Working his way up through a coffee chain in a strip mall, a coffee shop inside a laundromat, and several specialty cafes, he has shared his passion with aspiring baristas from all over the globe as the head instructor at a five-day barista school workshop. Now feels right at home in the sales and education team at Clive. If not talking about coffee, he’s most likely cooking or at band practice.


Favorite drink: Oat milk cappuccino or a sweet, sweet 'spro

Corbin stumbled into the coffee scene working at a small town coffee shop/bookstore. 4 years and too many lattes later, he's transitioned from barista to inbound lead manager of the CX team. Corbin's here to make your search for the perfect espresso seamless, while also keeping you updated on a machine's journey from us to you. When off work, he's exploring on a bike or reading something new.

Hannah M.

Favorite drink: Espresso and Tonic or Gin and Tonic

Hannah fell down the rabbit hole of specialty coffee in 2014 when she got a job as a barista for a coffee roaster/importer in rural Georgia. She fell in love with the beverage's complexity, the vast supply chain, and the constant need to learn. Hannah is an Authorized Specialty Coffee Association Trainer and has traveled the world tasting, slurping, teaching, and judging coffee. When she isn't focused on caffeine, she's probably hula hooping, reading, or being lazy with her dog.


Favorite drink: Caramel Mocha

Leah was drawn to Clive by her love of coffee and the contagious energy of the team. She started with us in 2020 as the expert bean-counter (pun intended), ensuring the books are clean at all times. When not behind the computer screen, Leah can be found enjoying the beautiful countryside of the NW with her teenagers and her wind-loving family in the Gorge.


Favorite drink: Pour over in the morning; oat milk macchiato in the afternoon

Lara’s love of coffee began with bottomless carafes in all-night diners at the age of 13. Her parents didn’t know (don’t tell them.) There she would write poetry and short stories that would make even the most compassionate English teacher cringe. Her writing has not improved, but her taste in coffee has. She joined Clive Coffee in the summer of 2020 as part of the shipping team. When she’s not at work, you can find her in the garden or hanging off a rock wall somewhere.


Favorite drink: Straight espresso or bubbly water

Suzy started in coffee over 13 years ago. As a professional barista (and coffee championships competitor) she has seen the progress of the industry and loves the specialty coffee community. With friends all over the country and the world because of coffee, it is her favorite form of human interaction. As your CX Associate, she’ll be happy to talk coffee, life, machines, dog parks, and skincare.

Hannah B.

Favorite drink: Oat milk London Fog

Hannah joined the Clive team in early 2021. She currently works as a front-end developer and designer for Clive, helping create design content and keeping the Clive website up to date. Originally from Connecticut, she moved to Oregon for school, and has been here ever since. Outside of Clive, she can usually be found hiking, biking, or searching for a new addition to her growing plant collection.


Favorite drink: Americanoat or latte

Matt fulfilled his lifelong goal of becoming a barista several years ago while filling in at a friend's café for a summer. He didn't master that latte art (yet!) but did have a solemn realization he should stick to being behind a camera rather than the coffee bar. When he's not making/drinking/filming lattes (he WILL master that heart) he's out hiking, playing ice hockey, or taking photos on a mountain. Matt joined the photo studio and marketing team at Clive in 2021 and is thrilled to be returning to the PNW.


Favorite drink: Rum and Coke

AJ became immersed in the world of coffee once college and full time work intersected for the first time in his life - and the rest was history. AJ has spent the majority of his career within the supply chain and logistics realm and will continue to do so for Clive Coffee. In his free time, you can find AJ at the gym, playing a team sport with friends, or playing music to his favorite pop-punk songs as loud as possible.


Favorite drink: Cappuccino

Toni was raised to believe that the day hadn’t begun without an espresso and the paper. With a healthy respect for the machine, she embarked on higher education in Business and Psychology and began a career in Human Resources, most recently as the HR Manager for Clive Coffee. Outside of work Toni’s been known to hit the town for a night of cuban salsa dancing, embarrass herself playing indoor soccer and hermit away playing with her cat and dog or working on her house.


Favorite drink: Cortado

Zac first entered the coffee world when he spent the summer of 2018 traveling Europe. He initially wasn't much of a coffee drinker, but during his travels, he fell in love with the industry and immersed himself into every aspect of the process, from green beans to cupping. He works in the Tech Support department at Clive and loves helping people with their machines. When he's not at work, Zac spends his time roasting coffee, listening to podcasts, finding the next best foodie spot, and enjoying much-needed family time with his wife and son.


Favorite drink: 8oz oat milk latte

Emily joined the Clive team in 2020. She has always had a love for repairing and fixing anything mechanical! She moved to Arizona to complete the Motorcycle Mechanic Institutes' Harley Davidson program and has taken the love of tinkering to the Clive bench where she landed a job as a bench tester and since moved up to be a Tech. When she's not fixing machines at Clive you can find her listening to heavy metal while working on her 77 Firebird and going on adventures with her dog Loki!


Favorite drink: Iced Americano

Arthur was born in Querétaro City, Mexico but grew up right here in sunny Portland, Oregon. A recent convert from the cocktail scene, he just couldn’t resist the allure of craft coffee. As a member of the tech team, Arthur uses his service and mechanical skills to make sure all our machines represent a promise fulfilled to Clive’s baristas. Outside of the warehouse, he enjoys: eating pizza, doing stuff with motorcycles, and hanging out with his three cats (Franny, Layil, and Kenny D).


Favorite drink: Whiskey

Jai joined the Clive team in 2021 as a Bench Tester, after making his way to Nashville from Southern Illinois. He worked previously as a barista and enjoys a cup of Joe every morning. Outside of work you can find him working out or writing songs.


Favorite drink: Double Shot of Espresso

Zeb started at Clive in Nashville in April of 2021 as a Bench Tester. He fell in love with coffee over the past five years working as a barista in a coffee shop in his hometown of Hartsville, South Carolina. When not working with coffee, he plays and writes music, skateboards, and rides motorcycles.


Favorite drink: Double macchiato with heavy cream

Scott has spent most of the last 10 years working with coffee in one way or another. A lifelong tinkerer and problem solver, Scott has undertaken many large projects in his short life that have taught him all about patience, perseverance, and thinking outside the box. At home, Scott has two dogs (Finnley and Fiona), two cats (Chloe and Harold), and a happily caffeinated wife. He enjoys fishing, kayaking, trying anything new, and getting to see family and friends. Scott joined Clive Coffee at the beginning of 2021 as a Tech Lead and he is excited to help get the best coffee into everyone’s homes.


Favorite drink: Iced latte

Connor entered the world of coffee when he started MistoBox out of college in 2012. He joined the team in February 2021 when Clive + MistoBox joined forces to create a full service at home coffee experience. Today, Connor leads the MistoBox product and is on a mission to make incredible coffee at home more accessible. During his free time you’ll most likely find him fishing or playing golf. He lives in sunny Phoenix, Arizona with his wife and yellow lab Aspen.


Favorite drink: Espresso martini

Bailey’s passion for coffee began in high school when she landed her first job as a barista. After graduating from the University of Arizona she found herself back in the coffee industry and has been there ever since. When she’s not helping customers at MistoBox you can find her in California, relaxing in her yard and tending to her garden & fruit trees with her husband, 3 dogs, and their chameleon.


Favorite drink: Classic Drip. No sugar, no cream. Just tasty coffee

After four years working for the State of Tennessee government, Joseph entered the coffee industry through Clive where he now leads shipping and order processing for the Nashville warehouse. In this role, he looks to uphold Clive’s excellent shipping standards and seeks new ways to optimize warehouse efficiency. Joseph also plays drums in way too many rock bands, enjoys a good game of Texas Hold ‘Em and probably drinks more beer than coffee.


Favorite drink: Pour over to start the day and an espresso tonic for a tasty treat

After years of coffee drinking experience, Julia’s love of the bean turned into a barista position at a local small-batch coffee roaster in Upstate New York. This evolved into a position as a roasting assistant and then manager of two cafe locations. To start 2021 off with a bang, Julia left New York and drove cross-country with her sister to start fresh on a new coast - destination, Portland. When not on the Tech Department grind at Clive, she can be found in the kitchen cooking up tasty morsels, chasing waterfalls, reading (probably some 18th Century British Lit), or tickling the ivories.


Favorite drink: The Native Texan says Iced Tea but something like a hot Café De Olla is where it's really at

Matthew only recently began a deep dive into coffee working for Clive kicking it up a notch now for the past few years. Born in South Texas and transplanted to Oregon 20 years ago he dabbles in computer networking, woodworking and even reads the occasional book. When on the job he's laser-focused on ensuring customers have the most amazing coffee on hand at all times. If you aren't grinning ear to ear over a cup o' joe his job isn't done.


Favorite drink: Filter Coffee

Tyler first learned to roast coffee on a vintage 60-kilo Probat at a cafe near the fisherman’s terminal in Seattle. Today, he experiments with growing coffee in Southern California where he’s planted a few of his own varieties. As the Director of Coffee at MistoBox, Tyler evaluates all coffee offerings, supports wholesale partners, and works closely with the operations team when he isn’t obsessing over his plants or the surf.


Favorite drink: London Fog

Alyssa joined Clive in late 2021, merging her interests of good design and good coffee, although she's usually drinking tea! Originally from Wyoming, she currently works as a designer at Clive in Salt Lake City, creating digital content and finding ways to incorporate illustrations into her work. Outside of that, she can be found practicing yoga, hiking, listening to true crime podcasts, or watching her favorite shows at home.


Favorite drink: Espresso Martini

Once upon a time, Phil traded personal training for barista training inside a cozy Chattanooga gym-café. The roaster got hot and sweaty while Phil got caffeinated and curious. Things only got weirder from there as he travelled the world in search of better beans. Now his coffee quest has set sail into uncharted waters: bench testing espresso machines in a warehouse back home. He’ll miss the grind of commercial cafes, but now has more time for tabletop role-playing, card, and board games. You might even catch him cutting a rug in a juke joint or exploring a reef under the sea...when he isn’t laying around like his hound dog.

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