We’re teaming up with Doug the Pug to promote his new Foundation!

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We’re teaming up with Doug the Pug to promote his new Foundation!

Posted by on May 7, 2021

If you’ve been on Instagram for any length of time, you’ve likely seen the adorable and often hilarious photos of Doug the Pug (@itsdougthepug). Doug has garnered nearly 4 million instagram followers and is quite the social media influencer, as well as an all around good boy. Here at Frothy, we are big fans of Doug, so when we were asked to help Doug celebrate his 9th birthday by spreading the word about their newest endeavor, we enthusiastically agreed! 

Doug, with the help of his people, Leslie and Rob, have created the Doug the Pug Foundation, a 501c3 nonprofit that works to bring joy and needed support to children and their families battling cancer and other life-threatening illnesses.  The foundation creates life-giving campaigns to alleviate financial burdens and bring smiles to those who can best benefit. Check out their website here.

How will we celebrate an admitted #frothyfan and Donut lover? Well, for Doug’s birth month of May, we will be donating a portion of proceeds from the sale of every can of Frothy cold brew and every donut muffin to the Doug the Pug Foundation. Doug’s birthday is on May 20, and is also a Nashville official holiday known as Doug the Pug day, but we will be celebrating all month long, at all 6 of our locations: 12South, DWTN Nashville, Franklin, Nations, East Nashville and Chattanooga. Any time you purchase a donut muffin, can of Frothy Cold Brew (or both!), tag us in your photos or stories so we can share with Doug how many people all over are celebrating him, too!

Coffee for a Cause: The Equity Alliance

Posted by on July 17, 2020

Do you believe in the power of voting to influence change? We do!


We are collaborating with The Equity Alliance (TEA) on a nonpartisan campaign to engage our communities to VOTE, not just in November but in EVERY election. To kick off the campaign, we are hosting a coffee fundraiser for TEA to raise both money and awareness for their mission. Frothy Monkey Roasting Co has roasted a limited run of Equity Alliance Blend coffee that is available for $15. Frothy has donated the coffee and 100% of your purchase will go to The Equity Alliance to support voter education + registration + engagement. 


How to order:  1) Visit the product page here 2) Choose your contribution level starting at $15 3) Choose to pick up at any Frothy location or have the coffee shipped to you (there will be an extra charge for shipping). 

Orders received by noon on Wednesdays will be ready to pick up on Fridays until we are sold out! If you are an individual or company that is interested in matching contributions, let us know by emailing hello@frothymonkey.com.

Don’t forget to register to vote and download The Equity Alliance’s free, nonpartisan TN Voter Guides for Nashville, Memphis, and Chattanooga so you can #votewithconfidence. 

The Equity Alliance (TEA) is a Nashville-based, statewide 501(c)(3) nonpartisan, non-profit organization that seeks to equip citizens with tools and strategies to engage in the civic process and empower them to take action on issues affecting their daily lives. TEA believes in using voter education, registration, and engagement as necessary weapons in the fight for social and economic justice – and so do we. Led by a dynamic duo of Black women, the organization is passionate and relentless in building Black civic and economic power. If you would like to donate directly, visit theequityalliance.org.


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!


Frothy Monkey voted Best Coffeehouse in Nashville for the third consecutive year

Posted by on October 8, 2015

Thank YOU for voting and naming us ‘Best Coffeehouse’ for the third year in a row! The honor is bestowed by Nashville Scene and voted for by readers. Over the past few years, Frothy Monkey has pushed the boundaries of a typical coffeehouse and redefined what our customers can expect from us. We have added beer, wine and a full dinner menu, and we are encouraged by the fact that our customers (YOU!) have stuck with us and are coming along for the ride.

We absolutely take your coffee seriously. In 2014 Frothy Monkey Roasting Co. was established and began roasting it’s own coffee. This year, construction on the Nashville roasting site was completed and we are now locally roasting coffee for our five locations and also for wholesale accounts. With coffee competition heating up in Nashville, the honor of Best Coffeehouse is not to be taken lightly.

We couldn’t ask for better customers and friends.  Thank you Nashville! #frothylove



POTUS 44: A coffee-infused porter featuring Frothy Monkey

Posted by on December 20, 2013

{written by Carl Meier of Black Abbey Brewing Company}


I spend a lot of time in bars.  Some time in restaurants too, but mostly bars.

In some professions this would be considered unhealthy.  It can be difficult to get a lot of work done if you are hanging out in a bar all day.  However, in the beer business, you make an exception.

Some might say that I modified my career to fit my lifestyle.  I’m not sure that’s entirely true.  Since The Black Abbey Brewing Company opened, I have been in a great many more bars in different parts of our fine city than I had ever been to before.  I have met hundreds of fascinating, intelligent, driven, successful people.  I have watched deals be made, drama unfold, friendships fostered and candidates interviewed.  I have observed as untold amounts of dark, strong liquid have been consumed by men and women of all ages, and I have consumed more than my fair share.

I suppose you could call me a bar fly.  A coffee bar fly.  (You didn’t think I was talking about beer bars all this time, did you?)

We work strange hours at The Black Abbey.  Brewdays take a long time, events take place, people drink beer in the evenings and into the night and we like to be there to share our brand with them, tell them our story and share a pint.  This leads to many late nights.  Life goes on, however, and if we want to stay up with the men (as they say) we have to get up with the men.  This necessitates copius amounts of coffee.

Thus began our relationship with the fine folks at Frothy Monkey.

I met the Frothy crew at 12 South Winter Warmer three years ago.  We chatted quickly in a frozen tent in Sevier Park over a 2-ounce pour of our coffee porter.  Days later they had me pouring that same beer at the Frothy Monkey Staff Holiday Karaoke Extravaganza.  I became fast friends with the team in a way that only beer and karaoke can accelerate.  I fell in love with their attention to detail, their unique and memorable branding and their love for local and delicious things.

The Black Abbey started holding meetings at Frothy Monkey on 12th Avenue South.  We ate dinner there often and were always impressed with the high quality of the food and service that we received.  We met Nate Akey with 5 String Furniture at Frothy. (He ultimately hand-crafted all of the furniture in our Fellowship Hall.)  We wrote our brewery insurance policy at Frothy; we made plans, reviewed plans and executed plans at Frothy.  We drank an enormous amount of coffee at Frothy.

So when the time came for us to brew POTUS 44, our coffee-infused porter, we called Frothy Monkey.

POTUS 44 is a robust porter, first and foremost.  It fits comfortably within established style guidelines.  We added coffee at the suggestion of a good friend who enjoys our penchant for history and its relationship with craft beer.  We thought we would “liberally” infuse our porter with Kenyan and Hawaiian coffee and a little bit of smoke that won’t quit.  We knew this would give our beer a dazzling personality, but we needed expertise to make the coffee all it could be.

Enter the crack staff at Frothy Monkey.  They sourced a custom coffee blend for us and ensured that it was brewed in such a way that aromatics were maximized and acid content and oil were reduced.  We think they nailed it.

The most exciting part is that this week we will be able to share our coffee/beer collaboration at the Frothy Monkey locations in 12 South and Franklin.  So thank you to our Frothy friends for working with us to create a unique and approachable product that is an exciting and delicious reflection of both of our brands. I look forward to many more hours of meeting, observing, reminiscing and drinking to come!

Carl E. Meier
The Black Abbey Brewing Company
2952 Sidco Drive Nashville TN 37204

“So when the devil says to you: do not drink, answer him: I will drink, and right freely, just because you tell me not to.”
-Martin Luther

Frothy Monkey