Our Mission

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

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 answering 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.

Paul

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: Straight shot

Amanda

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

Adam

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: Ben Piff Bullseye

Ryan

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

Jon

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: 5oz Americano

Sam

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

Dani

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: Wine

Jared

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.

Favorite drink: Latte

Ben G

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.

Favorite drink: Affogato (it counts)

Sean

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: Quad shot Americano

Corbin

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.

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

Hannah M.

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: Espresso and Tonic or Gin and Tonic

Leah

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: Caramel Mocha

Steve

Steve is a Midwesterner living in the Pacific Northwest. He was educated in Psychology at the University of Wisconsin and worked in mental health before making a change and heading further west. Most days, he’s helping customers in Clive’s showroom (come visit, it’s beautiful!). On his off days, he and his partner are usually foraging for mushrooms or hunkering down with their cat Momo, cooking said mushrooms, and pulling thicc shots.

Favorite drink: Long Black

Joey

Joey, originally hailing from Orlando, began his coffee journey working for the mouse at Starbucks, and eventually weaseled his way into working for smaller cafes and roasters throughout Florida, currently residing in Jacksonville, Florida. He studied coffee production as an undergraduate majoring in Anthropology, and is currently pursuing a Master's Degree in History with an emphasis on the study of Brazilian coffee during World War II. Besides his interests in coffee, he is also an avid skateboarder, outdoorsman, and bibliophile.

Favorite drink: Kenyan Pour-Over, but I'm also a sucker for a good shot of bean juice.

Hannah B.

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: Oat milk London Fog

AJ

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: Rum and Coke

Zachary

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: Cortado

Arthur

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: Iced Americano

Justin

Justin found his way to Clive in early 2022. Based in Nashville, he spends all his time at work making sure everything ships out perfectly. He started falling in love with coffee in 2015 while working at a correctional facility as a deputy sheriff, downing cup after cup of stale, burnt coffee with way too many sugar packets just to stay awake. Now, he loves to start each morning with a carefully blended cup and scoffs at what he once drank.

Favorite drink: Iced Oat Milk Latte

Zeb

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 Shot of Espresso

Scott

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: Double macchiato with heavy cream

Joe

Joe began working in specialty coffee in 2008 after moving to Portland from his hometown of Milwaukee, WI. Since then, he has worked in some of the most respected cafes in the city as a barista, manager, and operations lead. He spends the majority of his free time cooking and baking, getting outside with his dog, running, biking, and watching sports of all kinds.

Favorite drink: A shot of espresso in the morning, followed by a Negroni in the evening.

Bailey

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: Espresso martini

Joseph

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

Julia

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

Matthew

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

Tyler

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: Filter Coffee

Alyssa

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: London Fog

Scarlette

Scarlette is a Portland native whose appreciation for the magical bean we all run on developed at the tender age of five, when her admiration for her father, and his love of a good, black Americano, resulted in her very own stash of decaf. Years later, while working her way through art school, it wasn't long before she found herself slinging the fully charged stuff at cafes, and her passion was fully realized. Scarlette jumped at the chance to merge two of her greatest interests: people and specialty beverages, and joined Clive in early 2022 as their HR Generalist. In typical Portland fashion, when she isn't enjoying coffee, she's usually exploring local wine or craft beer with friends, gleefully embarrassing herself at karaoke, and doting on her elderly Chihuahua mix.

Favorite drink: Cold Brew

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