Introducing Limited Edition: Dia De Los Muertos Coffee

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Introducing Limited Edition: Dia De Los Muertos Coffee

Posted by on October 14, 2020

Special packaging designed by Neal Russler (instagram.com/nealrussler)

It’s our favorite time of year, and we’re proud to offer a delicious coffee that honors a tradition that’s very dear to our hearts. Day of the Dead is one of the most important annual celebrations in Mexico and Latin America, and we cherish the opportunity to help preserve and communicate the cultural heritage of Dia de los Muertos and its importance in our communities. We’re pleased to bring you an exceptional coffee from the Heart of Sierra Sur in Oaxaca, Mexico, by our longstanding partners in the Sicobi group. Beautifully balanced with notes of clementine, caramel, and graham cracker, our Mexico Sicobi is one of our most anticipated coffees of the year, and we’re delighted to share it with you. Salud!

Available in-stores and online now!

We’ve been developing a relationship with the Sicobi group for five years now, and continue to be impressed with the consistent quality of the coffee they’re exporting. Founded nine years ago by the non-governmental organization GAIA, as part of its efforts to support and encourage biodiversity, Sicobi now manages 1,500 hectares of coffee plantations that belong to 500 growers in their region of Oaxaca. They select only a small percentage of the available coffee, in order to focus their efforts on developing quality and differentiating markets.

The coffees processed through Sicobi don’t fit the standard Mexican cup profile you may be familiar with. Some of them almost have the fruity character of a natural, despite being fully washed; that happens because of the natural conditions of the region, particularly the very dry landscape that creates a unique micro-climate. This year’s lot is another strong one, boasting a pleasant citrus acidity and a malty, sweet character.

 

Pre-Order Halloween Treats

Posted by on October 9, 2020

Get ready to trick or treat yo’ self this Halloween with these spook-tacular sugar cookies & cake pops!

Order cookies from BAKERY by frothy monkey in any quantity.

Sugar Cookies $4 each & Cake Pops $5 each

Simply email cookies@frothymonkey.com with your request and we’ll take it from there! Available throughout October. Deadline to order for Halloween pickup is Wednesday, October 28.

Designs include Hocus Pocus, Halloweentown, Jack Skellington, Ghostbusters, Charlie Brown, and Sugar Skull Cake Pop.

Charlie Brown (pumpkin), Ghostbusters (plaque w/ names), Halloween Town (plaque w/ being normal is vastly overrated), Jack Skellington (skull), Hocus Pocus (plaque w/ I put a spell on you)

sugar skull cake pops

 

Home Brewer Guide

Posted by on July 2, 2020

This is by far the most common brew method in people’s households. Although you can get a coffee machine anywhere, the Specialty Coffee Association has a list of certified home brewers HERE. These machines meet the requirements to brew the best extraction of your FMRC coffee. No matter what machine you have, follow these instructions to get the most out of your home brewer. 

What you need for this brew:

  • Home brewer
  • Coffee filter
  • Filtered water
  • Grinder (or pre-ground coffee) for auto drip 
  • Scale (or tbsp scoop)

 

STEP BY STEP HOME BREWER PREPARATION:

STEP 1 • Place the coffee filter in the basket and run a small amount of water through it to eliminate any papery taste.

STEP 2 • Use 8 grams of coffee per 5oz. of water or number of cups. For example: The Bonavita 8-cup is maxed out at 40 oz., so you would need 64 grams of coffee. If you don’t have a scale, 1 heaping tablespoon per cup will work. Place coffee in the filter and shake lightly to level.

STEP 3 • The total brew time should be between 4-6 minutes. Some machines offer pulse settings which elongates the brew time if it’s too short. 

STEP 4 • When it’s finished, remove the filter with coffee to prevent any dripping onto your machine or counter.

STEP 5 • Grab your favorite mug and enjoy!

 

Challah French Toast at Home

Posted by on April 2, 2020

Fun Fact: Did you know Challah bread makes fantastic French Toast? Check out our French Toast recipe courtesy of Chef Chase!

Here’s what you’ll need:

1 loaf of challah bread
1 dozen eggs, beaten
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions:

Step 1: Warm a skillet over med-high heat

Step 2: Slice Challah horizontally in 1 to 1 1/2″ thick slices (Not going to use the whole loaf? Challah freezes exceptionally well!)

Step 3: Crack eggs and beat with a whisk

Step 4: Add dry ingredients (brown sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla extract) to beaten eggs

Step 5: Dredge sliced Challah in egg wash, and place in skillet

Step 6: Cook until golden brown on both sides. Serve with fresh fruit and maple syrup

Follow along on instagram @frothymonkeybakery to see when our Challah is hitting stores and tag us with photos of your French Toast!

Brewwalker (made with frothy monkey cold brew)!

Posted by on April 2, 2020

Introducing Brewwalker! Our friends at Jackalope Brewing Company in Nashville have released this fantastic collaboration beer that is infused with our very own Frothy Monkey Cold Brew!

A rich full brew full of coffee, vanilla, and maple notes. It’s brewed with Pure Maple Syrup, so you know it pairs well with pancakes;-)

The cans are available with a 1 case limit starting Friday, 4/3. Grab a case at Jackalope and then head over to pick up your curbside pancakes with us!

Follow the links below to get your beer and pancakes!

 

Kalita Wave Brew Guide

Posted by on March 23, 2020

The Kalita Wave, from Japanese company Kalita, is a great dripper for both coffee professionals and beginners. Its flat bottom with three extraction holes allows for a very even brew. The wavy filter and design of the dripper allow for less contact between the filter and the dripper meaning that the coffee can quickly drip through before bitter flavors develop.

What you need for this brew:

  • Kalita Wave brewer
  • Kalita Wave filter
  • Grinder
  • Pour over kettle
  • 25 g freshly roasted coffee
  • 400 g of 195-205? hot water
  • Scale
  • Timer

Kalita Brewing Essentials

FROTHY MONKEY KALITA WAVE STANDARDS:

  • Dose = 25 g
  • Bloom = 50 g water for 30 seconds
  • Final water weight = 400 g
  • Pour time = 2 min
  • Brew time (total time) = 3-3:15 min
  • Coffee to water ratio = 1:16
  • Grind = Medium – Fine. The grind should be finer than drip brewer.

STEP BY STEP KALITA WAVE PREPARATION:

STEP 1 • Heat Kalita Wave, filter and server by pouring hot water in the center of the filter; this will also help reduce the flavor impacted by the paper. Pour hot water out both the server and the Kalita Wave.

Step 1 – Heat Kalita Wave, filter and server

STEP 2 • Weigh out ~25 g of your favorite coffee and grind about the size of slightly coarser than table salt.

Step 2 – Grind slightly coarser than table salt

STEP 3 • Place Kalita Wave and brewing server on scale and tare. Add exactly 24 g of freshly ground coffee to the filter and level out. Tare scale again. 

Step 3 – Add exactly 24 g of the freshly ground coffee to the filter

STEP 4 • Start timer and pour 50 g of hot water over the coffee, ensuring all grounds are wet. Allow the coffee to sit till the timer reaches 30 seconds before adding more water; we call this the ‘the bloom’ or ‘de-gassing’ and it is when the coffee is releasing gasses trapped in the cells. This helps to prepare the brew.

Step 4 – Start timer and pour 50 g of hot water over the coffee

STEP 5 • At 45 seconds pour ~150 g of water, pouring in uniformed swirls starting in the middle of the coffee bed and working your way out towards the filter.

Step 5 – At 45 seconds pour ~150 g of water

STEP 6 • Continue to pour  ~50 g of water in spirals about every 15 seconds until 400 g is reached. Try to finish pouring by 2 min.

STEP 7 • Allow the coffee to continue to drip until you have a slow drip (this should happen at 3-3:15 minutes). You should have a nice flat bed of coffee in your filter.

Step 7 – Allow the coffee to continue to drip

STEP 8 • Remove filter and grounds and dripper. Swirl your server and pour into your favorite coffee mug.

Step 8 – Pour and enjoy!

 

Fresh Bread For Sale at 12South

Posted by on February 13, 2020

We are very happy to announce that we are now offering fresh loaves of our Bakery by frothy monkey bread at our 12South cafe! Stop by Wednesday and Friday for a rotating selection of delicious artisan loaves including Traditional Sourdough, Cranberry Walnut, Challah, Chocolate Cranberry, Walnut Sage, and more.

Can’t make it on those days? Not to worry, baguettes and sliced loaves of Sourdough, GF*,and other breads are available at the counter everyday!

Follow along on Instagram (@frothymonkeybakery) to see our current offerings.

 

Special Wine Down Wednesday in Franklin August 21st

Posted by on August 10, 2019

Join us for Wine Down Wednesday on August 21st as Frothy Monkey Franklin helps Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee celebrate their Summer of Wishes Celebration!

Come take a photo with their Summer of Wishes bench, proudly featured on our front porch, and enjoy some wine and snacks while contributing to an amazing cause.

We’ll be donating $1 to Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee for every WDW sold!

White Campfire Mug Recall

Posted by on August 7, 2019

Hey Friends,

We were recently made aware that the white Frothy Monkey Campfire Mugs currently being sold in stores and online were printed with an ink that may wash off in the dishwasher – specifically when using Cascade pods. The product was not labeled with instructions to hand wash only and the thought of faulty printing being a disappointment to all the people who bought these mugs to mark a memory makes us feel the saddest! If you purchased a white campfire mug since March of this year and have had any issues with the imprint coming off, we would love to replace that mug for you, or issue a full refund. Please fill out the form below and we will replace your mug free of charge!

And if you have one of these mugs sitting on your shelf with the logo intact, be advised that these are hand wash only so please protect that monkey and keep it out of the dishwasher!

If you have any further questions feel free to contact shop@frothymonkey.com

LIMITED EDITION: CHACON COSTA RICA NATURAL

Posted by on August 7, 2019

We taste sugarcane juice and candy, with an abundance of blackberry jam flavors, followed by a blood orange acidity and deep red plum notes.


This coffee is a Perla Negra Natural, meaning the coffee seeds dried in the fruit, skin intact, for 10 days under constant rotation before being transferred to bags for 2-3 days and finishing on raised beds. Thanks to this method, it boasts a big flavor, intense fruitiness, and rich sweetness., and it makes for a big, rich, exotic cup.

Our newest revelation takes us to some of the leading innovators of Costa Rica, Oscar and Francisca Chacon. In 2008, when an earthquake cut off water access for their Las Lajas micromill, the Chacons improvised. Knowing that other countries like Brazil and Ethiopia had success with natural or pulped-natural methods that required less water, the Chacons decided to try it with that year’s harvest. The results were surprising — when tasted alongside their traditional washed offerings, the naturally processed coffees stood out for their fruity, exotic cup character.

The Chacons have since led the way in Costa Rica’s micromill revolution. Experimenting with a wide range of drying times and methods has given these coffees their names (like “red honey” or “Alma Negra Natural”). Producers like the Chacons exemplify the forward-thinking creativity that makes coffee and ever-intriguing beverage. Even more so, they represent hope for coffee producers everywhere who face increasing challenges in the decades ahead. Rather than fold in the face of adversity, the Chacons reinvented their 180-year-old farm, preserved its legacy, and brought new and exquisite coffees into the world.

Chacon Costa Rica Natural will be available for a limited time at all Frothy Monkey locations and from our online store!

 

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