Kalita Wave Brew Guide

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Kalita Wave Brew Guide

Posted by on March 23, 2020

The Kalita Wave, from Japanese company Kalita, is a great dripper for both coffee professionals and beginners. Its flat bottom with three extraction holes allows for a very even brew. The wavy filter and design of the dripper allow for less contact between the filter and the dripper meaning that the coffee can quickly drip through before bitter flavors develop.

What you need for this brew:

  • Kalita Wave brewer
  • Kalita Wave filter
  • Grinder
  • Pour over kettle
  • 25 g freshly roasted coffee
  • 400 g of 195-205? hot water
  • Scale
  • Timer

Kalita Brewing Essentials

FROTHY MONKEY KALITA WAVE STANDARDS:

  • Dose = 25 g
  • Bloom = 50 g water for 30 seconds
  • Final water weight = 400 g
  • Pour time = 2 min
  • Brew time (total time) = 3-3:15 min
  • Coffee to water ratio = 1:16
  • Grind = Medium – Fine. The grind should be finer than drip brewer.

STEP BY STEP KALITA WAVE PREPARATION:

STEP 1 • Heat Kalita Wave, filter and server by pouring hot water in the center of the filter; this will also help reduce the flavor impacted by the paper. Pour hot water out both the server and the Kalita Wave.

Step 1 – Heat Kalita Wave, filter and server

STEP 2 • Weigh out ~25 g of your favorite coffee and grind about the size of slightly coarser than table salt.

Step 2 – Grind slightly coarser than table salt

STEP 3 • Place Kalita Wave and brewing server on scale and tare. Add exactly 24 g of freshly ground coffee to the filter and level out. Tare scale again. 

Step 3 – Add exactly 24 g of the freshly ground coffee to the filter

STEP 4 • Start timer and pour 50 g of hot water over the coffee, ensuring all grounds are wet. Allow the coffee to sit till the timer reaches 30 seconds before adding more water; we call this the ‘the bloom’ or ‘de-gassing’ and it is when the coffee is releasing gasses trapped in the cells. This helps to prepare the brew.

Step 4 – Start timer and pour 50 g of hot water over the coffee

STEP 5 • At 45 seconds pour ~150 g of water, pouring in uniformed swirls starting in the middle of the coffee bed and working your way out towards the filter.

Step 5 – At 45 seconds pour ~150 g of water

STEP 6 • Continue to pour  ~50 g of water in spirals about every 15 seconds until 400 g is reached. Try to finish pouring by 2 min.

STEP 7 • Allow the coffee to continue to drip until you have a slow drip (this should happen at 3-3:15 minutes). You should have a nice flat bed of coffee in your filter.

Step 7 – Allow the coffee to continue to drip

STEP 8 • Remove filter and grounds and dripper. Swirl your server and pour into your favorite coffee mug.

Step 8 – Pour and enjoy!

 

Chemex Brew Guide

Posted by on March 20, 2020

This brew method was designed by German Chemist, Peter J. Schlumbohm, in 1941. It was once considered to be “one of the best-designed products of modern times”, and is included in a collection at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. Chemex filters are 20-30% heavier than other filters so they retain more of the suspended oils during the brewing process and solids cannot pass through the filter. Brew characteristics: Medium body, clean cup and clarity of flavors.

What you need for this brew:

• 6 cup Chemex brewer  
• Chemex filters  

• Grinder  

• Pour over kettle  

• 40g freshly roasted coffee

• 195-205 degree water 

• Scale 

• Timer

What you will need to brew a Chemex

FROTHY MONKEY CHEMEX STANDARDS:

Dose = 40g coffee
Bloom = 80g water for 45 seconds
Final water weight = 680 g
Pour time = 3:30 min
Brew time (total time) = 5-6 min
Coffee to water ratio = 1:17
Grind = Medium – Coarse grind, grind should be coarser than drip brewer but finer than French press. 

 

STEP BY STEP CHEMEX PREPARATION:

STEP 1 • Place the filter in the Chemex, make sure the three-layered side of the filter is towards the spout to prevent the filter from being sucked into the spout.

Steps 1 + 2 : Place filter and wet

STEP 2 • Heat Chemex and filter by pouring hot water through them both; this will also help reduce the flavor imparted by the paper. 

STEP 3 • Pour the water out of the back of the Chemex, while leaving the filter in place.

Step 4 : weigh out coffee

STEP 4 • Weigh out ~40 g of your favorite coffee and grind about the size of coarse sea salt.

Medium-coarse grounds

STEP 5 • Fill up gooseneck kettle with 195-205 degree water (wait 30 seconds after boiling).

Step 6 : Add coffee and zero scale

STEP 6 • Place Chemex with the filter on scale and zero. Add exactly 40 g of freshly ground coffee to the filter and level. Zero scale again.

Step 7 : First pour

STEP 7 • Start the timer and pour ~80 g of water over the coffee, being sure to wet ALL the grounds. Allow the coffee to sit until the timer reaches 45 seconds before adding more water; we call this the ‘the bloom’ or ‘de-gassing’ and it is when the coffee is releasing gasses trapped in the grounds.

The bloom

STEP 8 • At 45 seconds add  ~150 g of water by slowly pouring water over the coffee in small circles moving around the coffee bed but avoiding the edges of the filter. 

Step 9 : Continue pour

STEP 9 • Pour another 150 g of water at 1:30, 2:30, and 3:30 finishing at exactly 680 g.

Step 10 : A nice flat bed

STEP 10 • Allow the coffee to continue to drip until you have a slow drip (this should happen at 5-6 minutes). You should have a nice flat bed of coffee in your filter.

Step 11 : Pour and enjoy

STEP 11 • Remove filter and grounds, swirl your Chemex, and pour into your favorite coffee mug.

Reusable Cup Discount

Posted by on February 17, 2020

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. This past year we started using sip lids for our cold cups to eliminate the need for a straw, and now we are happy to share that when guests 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!

 

Valentine’s Day 3-Course Dinners 2/13-2/15

Posted by on January 14, 2020

Valentine’s Day Dinners 2/13-2/15
Frothy Love 3 Course Dinner
Thursday + Friday + Saturday after 5pm
$50 per couple
Add a bottle of wine from our hand picked selections for $25

Franklin / 12South / DWTN Nashville / Chattanooga / Nations
DAY OF CALL AHEAD SEATING AVAILABLE
(OpenTable reservations are available in Chattanooga only by visiting frothymonkey.com/reservations)


 

VALENTINE’S DAY 3-COURSE MENU

{course one}

Cheese plate to share
~OR~
Small salad* x2 

{course two}  pick 2

Braised Beef Short Rib
over mashed potatoes with buttered greens beans and red wine pan gravy

Herb Crusted Mahi
over parmesan risotto, grilled asparagus and basil pesto

 Penne Pasta
with tomatoes, red onions, spinach and sundried tomato pesto cream
-add chicken for 4 dollars-

{course three}  shared

Chocolate Pound Cake
layered with white chocolate mousse and bourbon macerated raspberries + 2 chocolate truffles.

 

The regular menu will also be available in addition to the special Valentine’s Day menu.
#frothylove


Locations + Hours

12South 2509 12th ave. south, nashville, tn 37204 / 615-600-4756 x1 / Thurs open until 9pm Fri + Sat open until 10pm
franklin 125 5th ave south, franklin, tn 37064 / 615-600-4756 x3 / Thurs open until 9pm Fri + Sat open until 10pm
dwtn nashville  avenue of the arts, 235 5th ave north, nashville, tn 37219 / 615-600-4756 x2 / Thurs open until 9pm Fri + Sat open until 10pm
the nations  1400 51st Ave N, Nashville, TN 37209 / 615-600-4756 x4 / Thurs open until 9pm Fri + Sat open until 10pm
southside  1400 Market Street, Chattanooga, TN 37402, 423-680-6343 / Thurs open until 10pm Fri + Sat open until 11pm

2019 CoffeeChamps | Nashville, TN | 1.12-13

Posted by on January 7, 2020

Join us at CoffeeChamps when in comes to #Nashville on 1/11-12! CoffeeChamps is caffeine-packed weekend event, featuring the Qualifying Competitions for the U.S Coffee Championships. Coffee professionals from all over the United States compete to enhance and show off their skills as Baristas, Brewers, Roasters, and Tasters. The champions from the U.S. Coffee Championships will represent the USA at the World Championships. CoffeeChamps also features a free cafe & roaster village, vendor marketplace, brewing demonstrations, and so much more!

Coffee Champs US Qualifier
January 11-12, 2020 / Track One / Nashville, TN
General admission tickets are now on sale for $5/each at www.uscoffeechampionships.org @uscoffeechamps #coffeechampsnashville

DON’T MISS…
Special edition of our weekly coffee cupping at Frothy Monkey Roasting Co
Friday, January 10, 2020 @ 2:00pm / at Frothy Monkey Roasting Co 613 Ewing Ave. Nashville, TN 37203

AND…
We’ll be hosting a party with our friends at Jackalope Brewing at The Ranch on Saturday, January 11th 6-10pm.  Open to the public and Coffee Champs attendees. Those with wristbands will have VIP access to food + drink tickets!

 

Open Interviews for Frothy East

Posted by on December 10, 2019

We will be opening a Frothy Monkey in the Lockeland Springs neighborhood of East Nashville- official opening date TBD (more on that here). We’re looking for optimistic, warm individuals who work well in teams and independently. Willing to smile often and abundantly and take pleasure in making others happy. Please fill out our general application if you are interested in joining our Frothy East family or attend one of our open interview dates!

Join us for OPEN interviews
Location: 1701 Fatherland St., Nashville, TN 37206
Dates + Times:
Thursday, January 9
8a-11a or 3p-6p
Friday, January 10
8a-11a or 3p-6p

 Please bring a resume to the interview if you have one.

Frothy Monkey offers an inclusive and creative workplace. Our team members have the opportunity to collaborate with others, grow professionally, and contribute to a growing company. We extend hospitality to our guests and to each other. We offer generous benefits for full time employees including health insurance, company HSA contributions, paid time off (for salaried positions), free parking (for our Avenue of the Arts location in Downtown Nashville), and competitive pay for all positions.

Within 90 days of hire, all full-time employees are eligible for competitive health, dental, vision and HSA benefits.
Our core values are the fundamental beliefs of our organization. They are Quality, Relationships, Warmth, Grit, Growth + Development, and Execution. These guiding principles dictate our behavior, support our vision, and shape our culture.
About Frothy Monkey
Coffee + Food + Wine. We have Breakfast through Dinner restaurant locations in several neighborhoods in the Nashville (12South + Downtown Nashville + The Nations + East (coming soon)), Franklin (Downtown Franklin), and Chattanooga, TN (Southside) areas. We also have a BAKERY and roast our own coffee.
We use quality ingredients to prepare original food and drink, served in a cozy and approachable atmosphere. We focus on an exceptional breakfast through dinner experience for our guests- 7 days a week, 363 days a year. Frothy Monkey has been voted ‘Best Coffeehouse’ and ‘Best Service’ in the Nashville Scene Best of Nashville Awards. Find more information about Awards + Other Proud Moments here or by visiting frothymonkey.com/awards

Spreading Frothy Cheer in 2019

Posted by on November 20, 2019

Our Frothy family is filled with people who care about their community, and we are grateful for you. This holiday season we are joining forces with several other indie businesses, friends, and non-profits to give back to our neighbors in need, and organizations we are passionate about. But, we need your help! Here is how you can be involved in Nashville, Franklin, and Chattanooga.

Toy + Clothing Drives

Nashville: 

Help us make Christmas shine for everyone! From now until December 14th, Lightning 100 & Frothy Monkey are partnering with the Metro Police Christmas Charities to collect new, unwrapped toys, and supplies for the elderly. You can find toy collection boxes at 3 Frothy Monkey locations; 12South, The Nations & Avenue of the Arts Downtown. Plus, Lightning 100 is accepting donations at the Lightning 100 office at 1310 Clinton Street. Suite 215. Nashville. 37203.  

Franklin: 

Bring new and unwrapped toys to Frothy Franklin to be collected for the Franklin Firefighter’s Charities holiday drive! If you would like to fulfill specific wishes, visit Franklin fire stations to pick up a tag. Items will be distributed to Williamson County families in need who are chosen by the FFA. The collection at Frothy Franklin will wrap up in mid December.

Chattanooga:

Our Southside location will be a drop off location for The Forgotten Child Fund a Chattanooga based charity run by the police and firefighters, who deliver the toys in a firetruck to the kids. Bring your donations to Frothy Southside by December 18th.

IndieNashgiving

IndieNashGiving is a homegrown movement that takes place in Nashville (and in our case, Franklin + Chattanooga as well!) on Small Business Saturday — the Saturday after Thanksgiving — when shoppers are encouraged to support local businesses. This Small Business Saturday, a group of independent Nashville businesses will go one step further and demonstrate the impact shopping local can have on our city.

When you’re out and about on Small Business Saturday (November 30, 2019), be sure to visit us and other IndieNashgiving participants. As we give a portion of sales to local non-profits who are doing good. Look how far the ripple effect can go when you shop local! You’ll get fabulous goods and services; your dollars will fuel the local economy; and you’ll have a direct impact on those most in need in our community. 

Frothy Monkey will be donating 10% of sales of retail coffee on Small Business Saturday to two organizations, Metro Police Christmas Charities and Tennessee Equality Project. Thank you to our friends at Parnassus Books for organizing this amazing day of giving!

 

 Gratefull

Date: Monday, November 25th

Time: 11:30 – 1:30

Location: The 200 block of MLK Boulevard in front of the Bessie Smith Cultural Center

If you are in Chattanooga on Monday, November 25th please join us for Gratefull, Causeway‘s annual city-wide Thanksgiving potluck. Every year on the Monday before Thanksgiving, we shut down a block on MLK Boulevard, inviting strangers and friends of all walks of life to gather and share a potluck meal in the middle of the street at one long table. There is no fee, no expectations, and no agenda—just an open invitation. Click here for more info.

Giving Tuesday

Join #TeamCempa for YOGA, CYCLING, & HIIPfit benefit classes at @yogalanding, @echelon_studio, & @kylehousefitnessto celebrate #GivingTuesday on December 3rd! After your class. . . DINE OUT! This year, a percentage of Frothy Monkey’s sales in Chattanooga on 12.3.19 will benefit Cempa Community Care! 

 

 Festivus Show 

Saturday, December 14th @8pm
Marathon Music Works feat. Anderson East, with Black Pumas and Luci Silvas

The year’s event benefits Metro Police Christmas Charities (our toy drive benefactor) and features performances by Nashville’s own Anderson East, who’s latest album, Alive in Tennessee, is out now;  Austin Texas band, Black Pumas, whom are currently touring in support of their debut effort. Lucie Silvas rounds off an amazing night of great live music. Tickets are $22 / $25 Click here for more info.

 

Limited Edition 12South Blend for Dia de los Muertos

Posted by on October 1, 2019

The coffee components of our coffee blends rotate throughout the year and for the month of October, the 12South blend you know and love will feature our Mexican Sicobi coffee. With Mexican coffee in the mix and Day of the Dead at the end of the month, we jumped at the chance at collaborating with local Nashville artist Matthew Sharer (@matthewshurrrr) to create a limited edition Dia de los Muertos themed packaging for 12South blend.

12oz bags of coffee are now available in store and online!

 

 

*NEW* Cold Drink Sip Lids

Posted by on September 26, 2019

Sip lids are now available at all Frothy locations! Besides the benefit of eliminating the need for a straw, these lids provide a more enjoyable coffee drinking experience. Plastic straws will still be available for those who need them, and reusable metal straws are also available for sale.

 

9.19.19 Craft Beer Love {a progressive art + beer crawl dinner} presented by Frothy Monkey and Jackalope Brewing Co.

Posted by on September 2, 2019

Thursday, September 19th  / 6:00p – 9:00p / $50 + tax + tip ($65.78)

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It’s the return of the progressive art + beer crawl dinner, one of our favorite pairing dinner formats! Frothy Monkey and Jackalope Brewing will be teaming up with the galleries on the Avenue of the Arts in Downtown Nashville for a progressive beer dinner art crawl. Jackalope co-owner, Steve Wright, will be joining us to drop all of his beer knowledge on us.  This 5 course dinner by Chef Chase will feature course {1} at The Arts Company, course {2} at The Rymer Gallery and course {3} at Tinney Contemporary. Courses {4} + {5} will be served at our 5th Avenue of the Arts location in Downtown Nashville.

The Arts Company – Exhibit info to come

The Rymer – Exhibit info to come

Tinney Contemporary – “Women of Abstraction”

Jackalope Brewing Co – Nashville’s 3rd oldest production craft brewery, Jackalope Brewing Co. specializes in crafting year-round and seasonal brews, while hosting community-oriented events. Co-founded by Bailey Spaulding and Robyn Virball in 2011, Jackalope was amongst the first female founded breweries in the country and also made its mark in Nashville by being the first craft brewery to can its beer. The Ranch in the Wedgewood-Houston neighborhood is Jackalope’s largest taproom and production facility, with the original brewery The Den located a mile away on 8th Ave S.

 

Here is the menu:

{1} Raw Northeastern Oyster over Miso-Ginger Orzo, Apricot Gastrique and Wasabi Pea Crumble
Beer Pairing: Thunder Ann
presented at The Arts Company

{2} Pan Seared Scallops over Chilled Fennel Grapefruit Salad, Mango Chutney and Basil Sabayon
Beer Pairing: Sarka Pilsner
presented at The Rymer

{3} Ancho crusted Duck Breast with Purple Potato Salad, Apple Butternut Puree and Cinnamon Crème Fraiche
Beer Pairing: Saison Brent not Brett
presented at Tinney Contemporary

{4} Smoked St. Louis Style Ribs with Sweet Potato Peach Gratin, Pickled Okra and Maple Cherry BBQ Sauce
Beer Pairing: Bearwalker Maple Brown Ale
presented at Frothy Monkey DWTN

{5} Dessert course by BAKERY by frothymonkey
Beer Pairing: Chai Walker
presented at Frothy Monkey DWTN


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