10.18.18 Chattanooga Latte Art Throwdown

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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 orders@frothymonkeybakery.com.

*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 nash.tn 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 nash.tn 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 nash.tn 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.

web: nash.tn
instagram: @thenash.tn
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

Frothy Art {January}

Posted by on January 6, 2017

Here at Frothy we love seeing the creativity and art that drives our community and makes everything a little bit brighter. If you’ve been in one of our shops then you’ve seen firsthand some of the awesome local artists that we share our city with. This month, we have three new artists up in our 12 South, Downtown Nashville, and Downtown Franklin locations, so grab some friends and come check out some of their work with a coffee or wine in hand!

Ellie Caudill

Ellie Caudill

Ellie Caudill

Ellie Caudill

Robyn C Burns

Robyn C Burns

Robyn C Burns

Robyn C Burns

Ryan Rado

Ryan Rado

Ryan Rado

Ryan Rado


Follow the artists here: Ellie Caudill | Robyn C Burns | Ryan Rado
Email art@frothymonkey.com to submit your art or get more information about the artists featured.

Franklin’s New Cocktail Program

Posted by on November 17, 2016

Franklin is officially launching its cocktail program! Come celebrate with us and order one of these delicious new items on their cocktail menu!

{After all is said and done}
Meletti + iced coffee rock + orange

Cathead Honeysuckle Vodka + Giffard Pamplemousse + lemon and grapefruit juice

rye + sweet vermouth + Angostura bitters + orange

{Marasca Daiquiri}
white rum + lime juice + simple + Luxardo

Tequila Blanco + lime juice + Pierre Ferrand Dry Curacao + Combier Orange Liqueur

vodka  + dry vermouth + olive or
gin + dry vermouth + lemon.

{Old Fashioned}
bourbon + Angostura bitters + sugar +orange

{Tom Collins}
gin + lemon juice + simple + soda water

{The St. Germain}
St. Germain +  prosecco + club soda + lemon

Frothy Monkey Cigars {blended to pair with espresso drinks}

Posted by on January 21, 2015

Introducing our *new* Frothy Monkey cigars, blended to pair exceptionally well with coffee + espresso-based beverages.

  • A collaboration with Nashville-Based Principle Cigars
  • Produced in the Dominican Republic
  • Made entirely by hand
  • Our direct to producer relationships have made this high quality product + value possible

We currently have 3 blends to choose from:

Frothy Monkey $5

  • Produced by Hendrik Kelner at KBF {Kelner Boutique Factory}
  • Dominican HVA Wrapper, Connecticut Binder, Dominican filler
  • Slightly sweet, elegant flavor profile

Sumatra $3

  • Ecuadorian-grown Sumatra wrapper
  • Cuban seed Dominican filler + binder tobaccos
  • Smooth and consistent,
  • loved by novices + aficionados alike

Connecticut $3

  • Ecuadorian-grown Connecticut wrapper
  • Cuban seed Dominican filler + binder tobaccos
  • Smooth and consistent, loved by novices + aficionados alike

Toro $10

  • Cubra, Brazil wrapper
  • Dominican, Peruvian, Pennsylvania filler + Dominican binder
  • A complex, four-country blend.  Overtones of citrus, old-world undertones of leather and earth.

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