Cala Coffee - Birmingham, Alabama

Cala Coffee

We’re Josh + Melanie Cosio and together we are Cala Coffee.

Born and raised in California (Cala = California + Alabama), we moved to Birmingham, AL in the summer of 2016 without ever stepping foot in the state before. We planned to finish out a 1-year internship here and then move on to our next adventure (100% NOT staying in Alabama for long).

After Melanie got accepted into the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at UAB (Go Blazers!), we decided to stick around for a few more years - and started setting roots in Cahaba Heights. 

Fast forward FIVE years and we are so happy with the community and support system that we have found here in BHM. 

We have loved getting to serve the Cahaba Heights community through Melanie’s work at Birmingham Physical Therapy and coaching at CrossFit Mudtown, but we always felt like something was missing. Cahaba Heights needed a local coffee shop!

In 2021, we started roasting our coffee (thanks, Covid), which then led to building a coffee cart (s/o to Welcome Coffee Cart). We have had so much fun interacting with people through the cart, that we decided to dive in headfirst in 2022. We are excited, and scared to death, to begin building out our first brick-and-mortar location in Cahaba Heights this year!

We like coffee, but love serving others. Our goal with Cala Coffee is to serve our local community and be a little bright spot in your daily routine.

In the meantime, we hope you enjoy some of our fresh-roasted coffee, rent our cart for your next event, or come see us at a pop-up this year!

- Josh & Mel


Our cart is available to rent!

Hire us to serve handcrafted drinks at your wedding, baby shower, corporate event, birthday party, you name it!

We'll work with you to create a menu that's perfect for your event
Pricing is on a case by case basis

    If you have an event that you would like Cala to attend, please email us at