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 (

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.


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


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!


Posted by on April 2, 2020

A note of gratitude for our friends and family.

We are keeping close tabs on this ever changing situation as new information and challenges present themselves. We are as sad, scared, and angry as you are. We are making difficult decisions and getting as creative as we can to adapt in order to safely serve you, maintain as many jobs as possible, and keep Frothy afloat for as long as possible. We are supporting our Frothy family as best we can by providing access to all of the resources we can pull together. We are proactively doing our part to push the government to make the right choices that will get us all through this difficult time.
We are also losing sleep over all of the things we are unable to do or provide.

We couldn’t do this without your support, and the outpouring of support we have felt has been humbling- like the big hug we all need right now. We will continue to do the best we can with a positive outlook and love for all of you. Thank you for your trust and support, we are grateful.

If you haven’t yet signed the Tennessee Action for Hospitality petition, please do so here and share with your friends as well. #frothylove

10.18.18 Chattanooga Latte Art Throwdown

Posted by on October 8, 2018

Frothy Monkey Southside is hosting a Latte Art Throwdown on Thursday, October, 18, 2018!

Location: 1400 Market St. Chattanooga, TN 37402
6p Sign Up / 7p First Pour
Free to attend
$5 buy in

Cocktails + Beer + Food + Prizes

Thank you to our sponsors! Espresso Parts, La Marzocco, Chattanooga Brewing, Chattanooga Whiskey, Barista Magazine, + coffee, Velo Coffee Roasters



BAKERY Artisan bread loaves available for purchase at all Frothy locations!

Posted by on September 28, 2018

Your favorite bread from Frothy Monkey’s BAKERY is now available for purchase by the loaf at all Frothy Monkey locations! Our bread is baked daily at our BAKERY in Nashville, TN. We recommend calling ahead to check availability.


Rye bread artisan loaves – $9
Sourdough artisan loaves – $9
Multigrain pullman loaves – $8
Honey White pullman loaves – $8
Hamburger Buns – COMING SOON!
GF* bread loaves – $12
Baguette – $4

For large orders or wholesale inquiries, please contact the BAKERY directly by filling out this form or by sending an email to

*GF loaves are made with gluten free ingredients but not in a certified gluten free kitchen.

LIMITED EDITION • Imbachi Single Origin Coffee

Posted by on June 4, 2018

Starting this week you can buy online or in your neighborhood Frothy Monkey a new limited edition single origin coffee that our roasters are so excited to share with you! Carlos, his wife Yolanda, and his son Dider Alberto cultivate 8 hectares of coffee at their farm near the town of San Agustin, in Huila, Colombia. Huila is in the southwest part of the country, along the Andean mountain range.

Carlos Imbachi Farm

His farming technique is amazing to see; Carlos, like many coffee farmers, is very focused on quality and ensuring the quality of the coffee makes it from the seed to the ship. The flavor notes we get from coffee in this region tend to be more on the tropical side of the spectrum, and this one is no different. Our production team tasted a lot of tangy, pineapple acidity, melon sweetness, with delicate floral top notes and a silky, black tea-like body. After all that flavor, there’s a comforting, molasses finish, and we know you’re going to love it!

Our green coffee buyer Tyler Zimmer writes:

The quality of coffee that comes out of Colombia never ceases to amaze me. Seems like every year I taste better and better coffee. Our next single origin release, Colombia Carlos Imbachi, is a reminder of how small of a world that we live in. During my first trip to Colombia in 2009, I was traveling around Huila with a group of Colombians doing work with small cooperatives in Colombia to help improve quality. They wanted us to check out the quality of small producers in the area. As we were walking farm to farm, meeting producers and seeing their farms, we came to the end of a dirt road to another producer by the name of Carlos Imbachi. I immediately recognized his name and then saw his plaque for 2009 SCAA coffee of the year. That year, his coffee placed first place for best coffee at the annual SCAA exposition. An incredible accomplishment and a random happenstance that we were able to meet him and visit his farm that day.
Carlos went on to win again with his quality coffee at SCAA in 2010, and over the years he just keeps getting better at his craft. Like Carlos, quality is one of our core values, and we are so excited to be able to offer you this limited edition Colombian delight so that you too can taste and see what deeply caring about your product looks like.
We recommend enjoying these beans brewed as a pour over {grab a Chemex + filters in our webstore with your Imbachi} and let us know what you think!
Imbachi Single Origin {$15} Online and in stores while supplies last.

Posted by on May 14, 2018

One of our core values is Relationships, and this value manifests itself in many ways. It’s evident in the way we support each other while embracing unity, fun, and inclusiveness as a staff and in how we’re present in and for our neighborhoods, empowering and serving the community however we can. You can also see it in the way that we cultivate relationships with local producers to bring quality ingredients to our menu and in the way we support local makers.

You may have noticed recently that a new mural has gone up at our 12South location, and this message from done by local artist Bill Caywood exemplifies precisely what we mean when we say relationships matter to us. While art is often open to interpretation, ‘nashville looks good on you’ is his way of telling the community that this mission is not about him; you are the artists, and you have the power to create!

PC: Bill Caywood

Bill moved to Nashville in 2003 and since then he has created a home for himself both in the city and in its vibrant creative community. He’s been coming to Frothy Monkey 12south weekly for about 15 years, and in his words, “it really feels like family now”. Says Bill,

“I was going to all of these things around town with other artists and creatives, and I started noticing that Frothy Monkey was always a part of them in some way. That and the fact that the 12south store is a home away from home for me started connecting the dots on how and Frothy Monkey are the perfect alignment. Our mission is to cultivate the creative community with the belief that by emphasizing “value over profit” we’re fostering a culture of togetherness which accelerates innovation exponentially, increasing our ability to thrive and grow as individuals and as a community. To break that down, it basically means that we think that by bringing creatives together on more than just “a project”, the osmosis from constantly being around forward-thinking people will keep your mind sharp, challenged, and driven. The goal is to share what we know and brainstorm together because if we surround ourselves with other dreamers (people who love to explore the possibilities) we can speed up the rate in which we produce world changing ideas. And solve problems.”

Here at Frothy Monkey we believe that relationships matter, and we are all about any way that we can join forces with others who are committed to changing our community for the better through creativity and unity. Like our friends at say, “it’s a mindset and belief that if you can view the world differently – you can be the one to change it”.

nash?? - nashville looks good on you

If you haven’t been yet, that spiffy new mural behind our 12south shop highlights the good vibes and unity we all know and love here in Nashville, and it’s just waiting on you to come by and say hello. We will also have some fun products {posters + hats + mugs, oh my!} available in the shop {12south location only} while supplies last, so stop by to grab some swag or strike a pose with the mural, then share it with us by using some of these tags {#nashvillelooksgoodonyou #nashvillemurals #nashtn #frothylove} and remind yourself that Nashville DOES look good on you, but also, you are what makes Nashville good.

photography: @shotbyrobbie & @bryanfayphoto
models: @laceycortez & @asheira


Nashville Boutique Cigar Festival

Posted by on May 9, 2017

Nashville Boutique Cigar Festival
Thursday | May 11 | 6PM 
Frothy @ Grimey’s Too | 1702 8th Ave. S.

Includes 10 premium cigars + bourbon tastings from Rabbit Hole Distilling

Come hang out with us at our location on 8th Avenue this Thursday to enjoy some cigars + bourbon tastings, have some beer or espresso, and meet + mingle with the producers themselves! See you there!

Frothy Monkey Believes in Nashville

Posted by on March 31, 2017

If you’ve been in Nashville long or visited us at our 12 South location, chances are you’ve taken a picture with, or at least driven by, the “I Believe in Nashville” mural in our neighborhood. If you’ve not been in Nashville long or visited our 12 South neighborhood what you may not be aware of is that recently the beloved mural was vandalized.

In a statement released shortly after, creator of the mural, Adrien of DCXV Industries said this:

“The mural will be repainted, and I hope it can continue to serve as a symbol for unity, positivity, and peace for anyone who loves this city. As appreciated as the support is I would like to take this moment to remind people to think about the intent behind the piece, and to practice those things today and going forward: unity, positivity, and peace. In fact, as grateful as I am for people supporting me and DCXV, instead of visiting our shop, if you want to show your support for I BELIEVE IN NASHVILLE, go do some good today. Go volunteer, offer to help someone, or just call up a friend you haven’t talked to in awhile.

In the grand scheme of things, it’s art. It can and will be fixed. If any good can come from this, let’s choose to do so.”

We’re proud to call Adrien friend, and we’re excited to be partnering with him to celebrate the mural’s 5th Anniversary! In honor of the unity and positivity it represents,  Adrien is teaming up with local businesses in Nashville to create some limited edition “I Believe in Nashville” goods where proceeds from the sales go straight to local non-profits!

For the month of April you can get a special edition “I Believe in Nashville” bag of coffee from our Downtown Nashville or 12 South locations (while supplies last). Bags are $17.99 each, and proceeds will be going to the Nashville Rescue Mission, our Roasting Company neighbors, who are doing great things in Music City day in and day out. We believe in great coffee, we believe in Nashville, and we believe in the power of unity and positivity in our community!

New Seasonal Drinks {Spring + Summer 2017}

Posted by on March 15, 2017

We’ve got warmer weather on our minds, and our Baristas have created some seasonal drinks to get you in the mood! Notes of lemon, lavender, and mint, as well as orange, vanilla, and coconut. Try the Sparkling Raspberry Matcha as a cocktail by adding gin! (where cocktails are available of course)

Along with new drinks, we have kept The Hummingbird on the seasonal menu and made the Golden Monkey a permanent addition to our signature drink menu. Bonus: All of our drinks are created using our own line of syrups, as well as house-made syrups and sauces, which makes them extra delish.

lemon on a prayer
espresso, steamed milk, lavender, mint honey simple syrup, lemon zest

creamsicle latte
espresso, steamed milk, orange, vanilla, maple, house-made mascarpone sauce

coconut cream latte
espresso, steamed milk, house-made coconut syrup, frothy monkey vanilla syrup

sparkling raspberry matcha
house-made raspberry syrup, firepot amai matcha, lemon juice, sparkling water
{16oz iced}

the hummingbird
espresso, steamed milk, house-made pecan sauce*, frothy monkey banana syrup, cinnamon, dried pineapple garnish

{Available at 12South, Franklin, Downtown Nashville, and Southside Chattanooga on 3/16}

Sparkling Raspberry Matcha / Drink creator: Scott Perez @spout_mouth13

Creamsicle latte / Drink creator: Ryan Bledsoe @ryangarland


Lemon on a Prayer Drink / creator: Dani Andrews @dania1997

Coconut Cream Latte / Drink creator: Julia Matthews @juliasway

the Hummingbird
Drink / creator: Julia Matthews @juliasway

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