About Us

Our Story

Proud to be a female owned and family operated local business.

Founded in 2010, Cleveland Espresso is Cleveland’s original espresso bar provider, offering a full coffeehouse experience on location. Founder Lisa Timko one day asked herself why — Why do I keep paying $5 for coffee? Why can’t I just make these at home? And how can I help other people to make these at home?

Immediately she got to work to launch her company called Latte Living. Latte Living would go to people’s homes to demonstrate to the host and her friends how to create a high-quality and delicious coffeehouse beverage, comparable (or better than!) a local coffee shop beverage. It was an instant success.

Shortly after launching Latte Living, friends and clients began to request beverages for events. Church functions, corporate meetings, weddings. It was then Lisa realized the real niche market was in beverage catering.

In 2016, Latte Living rebranded under the name Cleveland Espresso. This change emphasizes our passion for Cleveland people and Cleveland companies.

In 2019, we launched our sister company, Cappuccino Crew, to serve clients outside of the Greater Cleveland market. Cappuccino Crew is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, and serves other major Ohio cities as well as areas outside of Ohio.

Unfortunately, we don’t have a local coffee shop which means you will be left craving our iced almond milk hazelnut latte until our next event. Sorry, not sorry. 😉

Meet the Team

Lisa
Owner
Can’t do Maxwell House. Loves good wine, s’mores, and her labradoodle. Also a realtor with Keller Williams.

David
Manager
Your drink will be beautiful because he’s a perfectionist. David runs onsite operations. When’s he’s not slinging cappuccinos, he’s in his studio making music.

Emily
Client Services Coordinator
Emily is the face of our company. She takes bookings and handles all the admin. When she’s not responding to inquiries, she’s out flying.

Ethan
Barista
Ethan has a passion for understanding measurements and proper coffee etiquette. He’s been with us since the beginning.

Rachel
Barista
Rachel has been with us for years. She is the sweetest person and “on it” when something needs to get done.

Lindsey
Barista
Lindsey is a hardworking barista and always on her game at every event!