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2020 Festivus Blend

Posted by on November 18, 2020

A blend of coffees from Sumatra & Ethiopia, with tasting notes of dried fruits, vanilla, and baking spices

It’s that wonderful time of year again! Festivus! For our 2020 Festivus Blend, we have once again selected two of the finest coffees Sumatra and Ethiopia have to offer. Wildly different and distinct, yet harmonious when combined, this coffee is our take on a traditional Mocha Java blend.

We commissioned the incredible local artist Jessie Pickren of Hew & Co to illustrate the Festivus packaging, while screen printing for these limited bags was done in Nashville, TN by the always-amazing Grand Palace.

This year’s Ethiopian component is a naturally processed coffee from the Konga cooperative, grown in the world-famous Yirgacheffe region. This complex coffee adds plenty of dark fruit attributes to the blend, like delicious cherry and blueberry notes

The Sumatran component comes from the famed Aceh region in northern Sumatra.  Here the coffees are picked at peak ripeness and then processed in the “wet hull” method that has made Sumatra famous for their unique flavor profile. This adds deep, warming notes of vanilla, oak, and baking spices to our Festivus Blend. 

More on Mocha Java

Together, these coffees create our version of one of the world’s original coffee blends, Mocha Java. This style of coffee blend dates all the way back to when traders were sailing from Europe to Indonesia. Ships would stop in the port of Java and pick up the typically bold and earthy coffees that Indonesia had to offer. Then, on their way back, they would stop in the busy port of Mocha in Yemen, picking up more coffee. Like the nearby coffees from Ethiopia, coffees from Mocha were lighter, fruitier, and brighter than their Java counterparts.

Coming back to Europe, coffees from these two parts of the world were mixed together resulting in one of the first known coffee blends. The bright, fruity notes of the African coffee paired beautifully with the deep, rich undertones of the Indonesian Java coffee and became known as the Mocha Java Blend

Today, you rarely find Mocha Java coffees that are blended with exactly these two components. Typically, roasters like us will get a similar mix by using coffees from Sumatra, and bright coffees from Ethiopia to make their Mocha Java blend. That’s what we’ve done with Festivus Blend. It’s a fantastic mix of bright, fruity Ethiopian coffees and deep, rich, full bodied Sumatra. And, if you’re like most people and hear “Mocha Java” and think “chocolate”, about the only thing a Mocha Java blend has to do with chocolate is some of the rich, chocolate flavors you get in the cup from our Sumatra Aceh coffee.

Festivus Blend will be available at all Frothy Monkey locations and from our online store starting on Black Friday and throughout the holiday season!

Frothy 2020 Gift Guide

Posted by on November 17, 2020

We all have that person in our lives who just stumps us for what gifts to give them. Whether you have been to one of our cafes in Nashville, Franklin, or Chattanooga TN and are feeling nostalgic, or if you are a local who we see every day, Frothy Monkey has some of the best gifts for coffee lovers.

Locally Roasted Coffee…

Something beautiful to hold your coffee, tea, or water…

A coffee subscription to keep the supply coming for weeks or months to come…

We even have brewing supplies for both hot and cold brew methods.

Or maybe you have a bread lover on your hands…

Give the gift of a Bread CSA with 12 or 26-week options featuring bread baked in Nashville daily and pick up at Frothy Monkey in East Nashville.

Sometimes an experience is the best gift…

Purchase an e-gift card to be used for Wine Down Wednesday, brunch until 5 pm any day, dinner after 4 pm, or a pint of a local craft beer. Giving the gift of bacon has never been easier 😉

Gratitude Blend Coffee

Posted by on November 16, 2020

We’ve got quite a lot to be grateful for this year, and we couldn’t be more excited to let everyone know just how much we cherish and appreciate our staff, customers, and all coffee lovers across the globe. In this season of humble reflection and indulgent delectables, we’ve developed a limited edition coffee blend to help celebrate those people we’re thankful for, to share with them a delicious holiday treat.

Gratitude Blend was designed using two sweet and satisfying coffee varietals from El Salvador and Guatemala, resulting in the perfect pairing for Thanksgiving. A luscious, confectionary-like cup, tasting of pecan and nutmeg, with subtle fruit notes and a smooth cocoa sweetness, all resulting in a wonderfully cozy experience you’ll want to share with the people who matter most in your world.

The bags themselves are designed with giving in mind: we’ll happily hand-write your recipient’s name on their bag of coffee before we ship it out, just to let them know how much they mean to you. We really just want to say a heartfelt “thank you” to all of you, and we want to help you to pass that same sentiment along to your nearest & dearest. 

Purchase a bag for your own holiday celebration or for someone you are grateful for. Bags of whole bean coffee are available in-store and online for $15. If you purchase online, drop us a note and we’ll handwrite what you are grateful for on the package before shipping! Thanks, everyone! Cheers!

Flat rate, free ship, and express shipping options are available.

Order Bread, Cake, Pie, and Cookies to-go for Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, and Christmas!

Posted by on November 9, 2020

We’re baking treats for your 2020 holiday celebrations! Simply pre-order online for Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, and Christmas, choose your pick up day + location, and let us do the work. Holiday pies, cakes, cookies, and bread are available. Pick up at the BAKERY or select Frothy Monkey locations.

Thanksgiving orders are due Saturday 11/21 at midnight with pickup on 11/24 + 11/25

Hanukkah orders due Wednesday 12/9 at noon with pickup on Friday 12/11

Christmas orders are due Friday 12/18 at midnight with pickup on 12/23 + 12/24

Pick up locations: BAKERY by frothy monkey (7am – 6pm), East, 12South, Nations, Franklin during regular business hours. 


{Decorated cookies are available throughout the month by emailing}


Thanksgiving + Christmas

Specialty Sourdough
Sun-Dried/Jalapeño/Sage/Cranberry Walnut
Traditional Sourdough
Celebration Loaf
Pull-Apart Rolls (Plain, Poppy, Sesame, Everything)
Galette (Poached quince with ginger frangipane)
Pies (Chocolate chai cream, pumpkin, pecan)
Mini bundt cakes (5-spice chocolate with orange ganache, Red velvet with cream cheese glaze, butter rum cake)
Cookies (Ginger molasses, Chocolate linzer with Raspberry ganache, Coconut macaroon)
Decorated sugar cookies

Thanksgiving Only

Pumpkin Ginger Loaf


Celebration Loaf
Decorated Cookies

Christmas Only

Black Forest Cake 9″

Limited Edition Coffee: Los Bellotos Bernardina

Posted by on November 6, 2020

Coffee is a drink of discovery, and any specialty coffee lover can likely recall more than one moment of revelation in their coffee-drinking journeys, something that sparked a desire to discover more. With Frothy Monkey’s newest limited release, we’re extending you a special invitation to join in the continuing discovery with us!

Los Bellotos Bernardina, the most unique and exciting coffee we’ve ever had the privilege to roast, comes from the famed Pacas family of El Salvador. They have a knack for discovering new varieties of coffee: Maria Paca’s great grandfather, Fernando Alberto Pacas Figueroa, discovered the renowned Pacas coffee variety on Finca San Rafael in 1945. The Pacas family has continued this tradition of specialty coffee breakthroughs by dedicating a portion of their farm to varieties not typically found in El Salvador.

Bernardina, this newly discovered coffee species, was first identified in 2008, when Los Bellotos farm manager Ruperto Bernardino Merche noticed some curious coffee cherries on their farm. Somehow, five unidentified coffee trees made it from Agaro, Ethiopia to El Salvador in the 1930’s, and they survived undiscovered until Ruperto realized that these fruits were exquisitely fragrant and sweet. Maria and Café Pacas named the new varietal “Bernardina”, after the man who had been saying for so long that these five trees were special. Since then, they’ve propagated more of these one-of-a-kind plants so that we can provide the Nashville coffee community and the rest of the world with this exceptional coffee experience.

After genetic analysis, it was discovered that Bernardina is related to both Geisha and Ethiopian Agaro, and has proven itself a hardy variety with some promising resistance to coffee leaf rust, which devastated El Salvador’s crops in 2013. This new variety is still being explored more fully, with trees being planted in a variety of microclimates and varying elevation bands, to better understand its potential. That same potential is already being realized, however, as this coffee placed third in the 2019 El Salvador Cup of Excellence competition.

We were lucky enough to first taste the Bernardina variety in early 2020, and we knew immediately that we had to have it, and committed to taking 1 bag from Café Pacas. Bernardina is a stunningly delicious, very limited new offering from Frothy Monkey Roasting Company, with flavor notes of orange blossom, amaretto, and ginger snaps. You’ll notice intense florals and fruitiness in the cup, and you’ll probably find this is one of the most delicate, soothing coffee experiences you’ve ever had. We are absolutely thrilled to finally share this uniquely delicious coffee with you; this is the culmination of our years of coffee roaster expertise, our honored partnerships abroad, and our passion for sourcing and roasting beautiful coffees for our customers.

Available online only for a very limited time, El Salvador Los Bellotos available now.

Frothy Monkey Coffee Roaster, Daniel Lopez, talks about how special this coffee is.

Tasting Notes
The Story
Roasting Notes

Sign up for a Bread CSA Subscription from our Bakery

Posted by on October 27, 2020

There is nothing better than digging into a fresh loaf of bread! Join our bread CSA to reserve yours today to pick up at Frothy East. We bake our bread daily here in Nashville and deliver it fresh.

Simply prepay for bread for a predetermined amount of time and you are guaranteed your favorite bread will be waiting for you to pick up weekly on the day of your choice. The CSA program also offers loaves not typically available for retail such as challah, gf*, and specialty seasonal sourdough.

12-week subscriptions enjoy a 10% discount and 26 week subscriptions enjoy a 20% discount off of the regular retail price!

Visit our subscription page for more details and to sign up.

We’re bringing BAKERY back to East Nashville!

Posted by on October 27, 2020

BAKERY by frothy monkey is now set up within Frothy East (1701 Fatherland St., Nashville, TN 37206in the Lockeland Springs neighborhood to offer you a wide assortment of baked goods and bread daily. Fresh, locally baked loaves of sourdough, bagels, and sandwich breads are available daily until sold out.

Thursdays will feature some of our favorite BAKERY by frothy monkey sandwiches. Emma Lou, Tomato + Mozzarella, Salami, and Pimento Cheese on sourdough.

Frothy East is also a pick-up location for our bread CSA program which allows you to prepay for bread for a predetermined amount of time and guarantees your favorite bread will be waiting for you to pick up weekly on the day of your choice. The CSA program also offers loaves not typically available for retail such as challah, gf*, and specialty seasonal sourdough.

Since the BAKERY is located within a Frothy cafe, you can also enjoy the full all day cafe menu. Grab a coffee, tea, beer, wine, and cocktails, along with a full breakfast, lunch, and dinner menu for here or to go.

Visit BAKERY by frothy monkey at 1701 Fatherland St., Nashville, TN 37206
Hours: Monday – Sunday 7 am – 8 pm

Introducing Limited Edition: Dia De Los Muertos Coffee

Posted by on October 14, 2020

Special packaging designed by Neal Russler (

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 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


Fall Seasonal Drinks for 2020

Posted by on September 30, 2020

This fall in addition to Signature Coffeehouse drinks like the Havana latte, Golden Monkey, and Rosemary Honey lattes, we are featuring new drinks from our 2020 Fall Barista competition. The winner was chosen by our Instagram followers and the drinks from both the winner and the runner up will be available at all Frothy locations now.

Winner: Spice Spice Baby

This latte combines the warm, rich flavors of brown sugar, pecans, walnuts, and of course cinnamon. Created by @savanna.garcia (barista at our Chattanooga location).

Runner up: Sweet Harvest

This latte features a house-made sauce made with dark caramel and real pumpkin, topped with pumpkin spice. Created by Jacob Martin (barista at our Nations location).

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Sign up for online coffee deals and exclusive coffees directly from our roastery!

We will be launching a *free* coffee perks program soon featuring online coffee deals and exclusive coffees via email and/or text directly from our roastery. Sign up here to receive an alert and a special offer when the program launches.


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