November 8, 2020

Breaking Down the Cali Lingo

While we hope that your first time at Cali is perfect, we realize it can be a bit intimidating for some. But don’t fret— we absolutely LOVE first timers at Cali! The way we take your order, the name of our drinks, and even the hand written “lid love” on your lid may come as a surprise, but that’s what makes Cali so special. We go above and beyond to be more than just a coffee shop; we want to make each visit an amazing experience. 

Whether you’re reading this before your first visit, or you’re a regular who’s been coming for months, we hope this will help clear up some of the common questions we get and make your next experience even better! You’ll be a Cali pro in no time :). 

1. What’s a Breve?

A breve (pronounced “breh-vay”) is an espresso based drink made with half-and-half milk. While a latte uses whole milk, all of our signature breves use half-and-half which makes for a creamier, more delicious drink. 

2. What is Mac Milk?

Mac milk is simply a nickname we give to our macadamia nut milk. We have three different non-dairy options— macadamia nut milk, almond milk, and oat milk. 

3. What does “Cali Style” mean?

You can make any espresso based drink “Cali Style” for $1! This means we will add an extra double shot of espresso, as well as an extra scoop of flavor! Warning: once you go Cali Style you may never go back ;). 

4. What is a "Fruit Infusion" and does it always have Red Bull in it?

Our signature fruit infused drinks can be made as a green or black tea, a soda, OR a Red Bull! For example, you can get a Rose Water (strawberry + watermelon) black tea, but you could also get those same flavors put into a Red Bull if you’re looking for a little more energy! All of these drinks can be made either iced or frozen. 

5. How do I become a loyalty member? 

To become a Cali Rewards Loyalty member, all you have to do is give your name and phone number to one of the Cali Crew members and they will sign you up! It is 100% free, takes less than 2 minutes, and you will have your own loyalty account as well as a FREE DRINK to use for your next visit! 

5. How do I become a VIP member?

The VIP member was something we created before our Cali Rewards Loyalty Program. We issued 100 VIP cards to customers, but that will expire at the end of 2020. Now that we have our new loyalty program, we will be discontinuing the VIP program at year's end.