Hello, Knoxville! After a few years of spending time in Marble City, Frothy Monkey is working toward opening a Downtown Knoxville location of our all day cafe in the Kress Building on Gay St. in 2022. No firm date has been determined for opening, but we are currently applying for permits and working out a few final details before construction begins. There are many unknowns at this point, but we will post updates when we have them.
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Slip & Slide Summer Blend: The Taste of Summer!
Introducing Slip & Slide, the Taste of Summer!
We crafted this summertime blend from two different Ethiopian coffees, resulting in a drink that’s perfect for your morning cup of hot coffee, or splash it over ice for a crisp cold treat during sunny fun-filled days in the backyard. With sweet melon and smooth white tea notes throughout, along with a berry and citrus punch, it’s a thirst-quenching and delightful brew!
Slide on in!
Peru Percy Rojas Torres Fair Trade Coffee
This washed fair trade coffee has bright fruit notes of fresh pears, balanced with a candy bar-like sweetness of nougat and cocoa nibs. We love this coffee for it’s clarity and drinkability.
From the Santuario Cooperative in northern Peru, the Percy Rojas Torres is an exceptional example of the depth and complexity of coffee for this ecologically diverse region located at the border of the Andes Mountains and the Amazon Forest.
Santuario is only a couple of years old, and has already helped empower 360 smallholder farmers and producer groups in their pursuit of long term coffee sustainability and profitability. Santuario’s mission includes helping producers adopt organic farming practices and other sustainability initiatives, educating them on a wide array of cultivation and post-harvest quality techniques, and enabling access to wider, better-paying specialty markets.
Percy Rojas Torres is one of Santuario’s smallholder producers and a legacy coffee farmer. His 6-hectare farm includes 3 hectares set aside for coffee, and is named La Palta after it’s abundance of avocado trees.
Reusable Cup Discount
Every little bit matters when it comes to sustainability, and we’re hoping that you can help us cut down on the use of disposables. We use sip lids for our cold cups to eliminate the need for a straw, and for guests who bring a reusable cup into our stores they will receive 15 cents off of their beverage purchase. We have some great reusable cup options available for purchase online or in our stores if you don’t already have one. For those of you who are making the effort to reduce waste we thank you!
Wine Love Dinners Return!
Save the date for the return of our 2021 Wine Love Dinners.
Thursday, June 24th in Franklin
Friday, June 25th in the Nations
We will prepare 5 courses with paired wines for $70 + tax + tip. These dinners are an approachable, creative, perfectly paired experience showcasing signature Frothy style.
Colombia Claudia Samboni: Roaster Series Coffee
We’re kicking off our Roaster Series line with our first coffee: a Colombia Pink Bourbon sourced and roasted by our own Daniel Lopez. The Roaster Series is a project dedicated to showcasing coffee producers and the innovations they’re making to drive the coffee industry forward. Colombia has long been regarded as one of the premier coffee-growing countries in the world, and what better region to kick off our Roaster Series than a country known for its consistent quality.
This coffee was named after its producer, Claudia Samboni, whose team at Finca Las Nubes has developed a truly exquisite coffee with this Pink Bourbon. We love its lively notes of strawberry and dark chocolate, with a cherry acidity and rich body. It’s beautiful and sweet and deeply complex, and we’re so excited to be featuring it.
Check out our Roaster Series page to learn more about this project!
“Shot for a Cup” starts Monday, May 17th
Beginning on Monday, May 17th we are joining Nashville’s “Shot for a Beer, Shot for a Cup” campaign which was created in partnership with the Mayor Cooper’s Hospitality Advisory Committee, the Nashville Convention and Visitors Corp, and Hospitality TN.
Show your vaccination card at any Nashville Frothy location and receive an 8oz drip coffee with the purchase of an entree. Monday – Friday, May 17th – May 31st. One per customer at our 12South, Nations, Downtown Nashville, East Nashville locations only.
Davidson County residents can receive a free beer (to patrons 21+) or coffee drink by showing their COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card at participating businesses.
We’re teaming up with Doug the Pug to promote his new Foundation!
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!
Tanzania Masangula Coffee
Balanced, smooth and sweet, the Tanzania Masangula is a delicious microlot of two coffee varieties, N39 and KT423, which are widely grown in Tanzania and other parts of east Africa.
This fully-washed coffee is depulped, fermented, then dried on raised tables for 7 to 14 days, which gives it a wonderfully clean fruit flavor and mellow body. We taste vibrant lemon and red fruit notes, with an essence of black tea next to a soft, bittersweet chocolate and a sweet praline-like finish.
The Tanzania Masangula is grown and processed by the Masangula AMCOS (Agricultural Marketing Cooperative Society) of the Mbeya region. The co-op includes more than 100 Tanzanian coffee growers, and this particular lot is noted for the screen size of its green beans, “AA”, some of the largest coffee beans in the world. This makes roasting a wonderful — and very rewarding — challenge for our team!
Rwanda Sholi Coffee
From one of our newest relationship cooperatives in Rwanda, Abateraninkunga ba Sholi, we’re extremely proud and thrilled to present these two similar (but definitely different) Fair Trade specialty coffees, side-by-side. Both of these coffees are the same varietal, from the same farming cooperative, harvested at the same time, but they’ve been processed in very different ways, to give each its own wonderfully distinct flavors and attributes.
The Abateraninkunga ba Sholi cooperative (meaning ‘mutual assistance’) was originally established in 2008 by 30 women and received official recognition in 2013. In 2014 they received funding to build their own washing station, and in 2015 received their Fair Trade certification. Today the cooperative is made up of 400 farms, 3 washing stations, and 451 members, 196 of which are women.
In 2016 the cooperative received a grant to build a community center and a health center to serve its members and other local residents. The nearest hospital is over 45 minutes away on poor roads, so services for things such as malaria, parasites, pregnancy check-ups, and basic first aid that the health center can provide are invaluable. The community center also provides education on nutrition, cooking, and gardening in order to combat childhood malnutrition.
In November 2019, members of our team traveled to Sholi with our partners at Atlas Coffee Importers. They cupped their coffees and toured one of the processing stations, a farm, warehouse, and the health and community centers and formed lasting relationships along the way.
We’re excited and proud to offer this exceptional coffee that has done so much for the community from where it hails. As one of our newest relationship coffees, we are taken with its dark fruit characteristics mixed in with the classic base of spices and deep sweetness that the region is known for. Innovative thinking, attention to detail, and great growing conditions point to a very bright future, indeed.
The Rwanda Sholi Washed has a tea-like mouthfeel, with dark fruit characteristics of blackberry and raisin, paired with a base of spices and toffee sweetness that the region is known for. The Rwanda Sholi Natural, by contrast, was processed in a naturally drying style, which results in a fuller, more syrupy body than the Washed. This Natural has bold red grape flavors, topped with the airy sweetness of confectioner’s sugar and just a hint of delightfully tart green apple notes.
Rwanda Sholi Washed Fair Trade Coffee$17.00 – $102.00