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?! I need to make these at home. And I can show other people how 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 everything Cleveland – its local organizations, interesting people, history, and our unique culture as a city that is on the move!

In 2019, we launched our sister company, The Coffee Catering Company, to serve clients outside of the Greater Cleveland market. The Coffee Catering Company is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, and serves other major Ohio cities as well as areas outside of Ohio including Washington, DC.

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

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

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.

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

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

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