How to make a dinner reservation

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How to make a dinner reservation

Posted by on September 11, 2020

We now offer dinner reservations!

We accept reservations for table service every day from 5 pm -close. View our menu here.

Not only are we reserving tables for table service, but we are now offering RESERVATIONS for dinner!
• Dinner only (after 5 pm) at Chattanooga, Nations, Franklin, Downtown Nashville, and East Nashville.*
• Parties of up to 6 people
• Family-friendly
• Service for breakfast + lunch are still first come first served

Check availability through OpenTable below.

Please call a location directly (numbers listed below) with any questions or for additional reservation availability.

Downtown Nashville (Avenue of the Arts) 615-891-1111
Franklin 615-465-6279
Nations 615-647-0833
East 615-988-9455
Chattanooga 423-680-6343
* Reservations are not available at 12South at this time.

About Frothy Monkey

Frothy Monkey was established in 2004. We offer breakfast, brunch every day, kids menu, lunch, dinner with beverage offerings including coffeehouse standards as well as craft beer, wine, cocktails. We nourish community through hospitality and our commitment to quality. Our food and drinks are made from scratch using original recipes and thoughtfully-sourced ingredients from regional farmers and producers whenever possible. We roast our own coffee and bake our own pastries and bread.

Home Brewer Guide

Posted by on July 2, 2020

This is by far the most common brew method in people’s households. Although you can get a coffee machine anywhere, the Specialty Coffee Association has a list of certified home brewers HERE. These machines meet the requirements to brew the best extraction of your FMRC coffee. No matter what machine you have, follow these instructions to get the most out of your home brewer. 

What you need for this brew:

  • Home brewer
  • Coffee filter
  • Filtered water
  • Grinder (or pre-ground coffee) for auto drip 
  • Scale (or tbsp scoop)

 

STEP BY STEP HOME BREWER PREPARATION:

STEP 1 • Place the coffee filter in the basket and run a small amount of water through it to eliminate any papery taste.

STEP 2 • Use 8 grams of coffee per 5oz. of water or number of cups. For example: The Bonavita 8-cup is maxed out at 40 oz., so you would need 64 grams of coffee. If you don’t have a scale, 1 heaping tablespoon per cup will work. Place coffee in the filter and shake lightly to level.

STEP 3 • The total brew time should be between 4-6 minutes. Some machines offer pulse settings which elongates the brew time if it’s too short. 

STEP 4 • When it’s finished, remove the filter with coffee to prevent any dripping onto your machine or counter.

STEP 5 • Grab your favorite mug and enjoy!

 

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

Instructions:

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!

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!

 

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.

Fresh Bread For Sale at 12South

Posted by on February 13, 2020

We are very happy to announce that we are now offering fresh loaves of our Bakery by frothy monkey bread at our 12South cafe! Stop by Wednesday and Friday for a rotating selection of delicious artisan loaves including Traditional Sourdough, Cranberry Walnut, Challah, Chocolate Cranberry, Walnut Sage, and more.

Can’t make it on those days? Not to worry, baguettes and sliced loaves of Sourdough, GF*,and other breads are available at the counter everyday!

Follow along on Instagram (@frothymonkeybakery) to see our current offerings.

 

2019 Festivus Blend

Posted by on November 22, 2019

 

A blend of coffees from Sumatra + Ethiopia feat. notes of dried fruits, vanilla + baking spices

For the holidays we combine two very different and complex coffees from Sumatra and Ethiopia. For the 2019 Festivus Blend, we have once again selected two of the finest coffees Sumatra and Ethiopia have to offer.

We commissioned local artist, Jessie Pickren of Hew & Co to illustrate the Festivus art and the packaging was screen printed in Nashville, TN by Grand Palace.

This year’s Ethiopian component is a naturally processed coffee from the Konga cooperative, grown in the world famous Yirgacheffe region. This complex coffee adds plenty of dark fruit notes to the blend, such as cherry and blueberry.  

The Sumatran component comes from the famed Aceh region in northern Sumatra.  Here the coffees are picked at peak ripeness and then processed in the “wet hull” method that has made Sumatra famous for their flavor profile. Our 2018 Festivus Blend adds plenty of depth with notes of vanilla, oak, and baking spices.   

Together, these coffees create our version of one of the world’s original coffee blends, Mocha Java.  

Festivus Blend will be available at all Frothy Monkey locations and from our online store starting on Black Friday and throughout the holiday season!
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Fall Frothy Seasonal Coffee Drinks

Posted by on September 25, 2019

Fall is in the air! And, not soon enough. We have been hard at work on our fall drinks and we have some amazing flavors of fall that will take you beyond the traditional. From peanut butter to sage, to cayenne, and elderberry, they are available throughout the fall and winter seasons at all Frothy locations.


PBC LATTE

{8 OZ, 12 OZ, 16 OZ, ICED}
espresso + steamed milk + maple + chocolate + Georgia Grinder Peanut Butter

This latte features Georgia Grinder Peanut butter, maple syrup and our mocha sauce which pairs perfectly with our 12South blend espresso. Created by Hunter Freemont @hunterfreemont

PBC latte

SWEET MAGE

{8 OZ, 12 OZ, 16 OZ, ICED}
espresso + steamed milk + dark caramel + sage + pink Himalayan salt

We make a dark caramel sauce infused with fresh sage and add it a latte with a touch of pink Himalayan salt on top. Created by Elle Waters @ellewatersmusic

sweet mage

FIREBENDER

{8 OZ, 12 OZ, 16 OZ, ICED}
espresso + steamed milk + dark chocolate + orange + chili

This latte is made with rich dark chocolate, orange and just a hint of cayenne pepper for the perfect balance of sweet and spicy. Created by Brooke Wolfe @brookeash_wolfe

firebender

ELDERBERRY GINGER ELIXIR

{8 OZ, 12 OZ, 16 OZ, ICED}
steamed milk + honey + house-made elderberry syrup made with ginger, cardamom, clove {add espresso $1}

First we make an elderberry syrup* with ginger, cardamom and clove. Then we steam the elderberry syrup with the milk and add a hint of Tennessee honey and sprinkle spices on top.  Created by Jenn Sheets @jennbrownsheets

elderberry ginger elixer

*Elderberries are packed with antioxidants and vitamin A, vitamin B, vitamin C that may boost your immune system. They can help tame inflammation, lessen stress, and help protect your heart, too. Some experts recommend elderberry to help prevent and ease cold and flu symptoms. Many people take a daily dose of elderberry syrup as a natural way to prevent and even fight flu symptoms.

 

Looking for our fall cocktails? click here


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