2018 Festivus Blend

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2018 Festivus Blend

Posted by on November 23, 2018


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 2018 Festivus Blend, we have once again selected two of the finest coffees Sumatra and Ethiopia have to offer.

We commissioned local artist, Neal Russler to hand letter 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 throughout the holiday season!
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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.

FMRC Current coffees

Posted by on August 10, 2018

We are proud to offer 12South Blend, which is our house blend used for both drip and espresso. This coffee is roasted here in Nashville and it’s name honors our original home in the 12South neighborhood. We also roast and serve Brunch Blend (our breakfast blend), Unwind {decaf}, and our Single Origin coffees. Bags are available for purchase online and at all of our locations! #frothymonkeyroastingco

12South Blend, is our signature espresso blend which also makes great drip coffee, is sweet throughout, with balanced acidity, smooth body, and a caramel chocolate finish.

Unlike coffee blends, Single Origin Coffee has a single geographic origin. This could be a single farm or a single country. For the majority of these coffees we will have a direct relationship with the farmer who grows it. Because coffee is a crop, harvesting is seasonal and the timing is specific to each region, our selection of single origin coffees will vary throughout the year.

To make it extra special, we commissioned local artist, Alicia Binkley of Monkey Ink Design to illustrate our Single Origin labels.

Current varieties (check our locations for availability):

Colombia Elcy Causaya

VARIETY: Caturra
ALTITUDE: 1700 m
PROCESSING: washed, sun dried
REGION: Monserrate, Huila
DESCRIPTION: This coffee is incredibly juicy with notes of nectarine, dried apricot, plum and brown sugar

El Salvador El Manzano Honey
ALTITUDE: 1300-1550 m
REGION: Santa Ana
DESCRIPTION: This is an insanely smooth, balanced coffee, with notes of caramel apples, figs, and cashews throughout. It’s acidity is subtly citrusy, just like a clementine, and it’s sweetness is like strawberry candy.

Bags are now available for purchase online and at all of our locations! #frothymonkeyroastingco


Vote for Frothy Monkey – Nashville Scene’s Best Coffeehouse

Posted by on August 2, 2018

Voting for the Nashville Scene’s Annual Best of Nashville issue is on! YOU voted us #1 coffeehouse in 2013 + 2014 + 2015 + 2017 AND Best Service in 2016 – Thank you!  Cast your vote HERE and stop by any Frothy Monkey Location to get your “I Voted” sticker.  You have until September 6th. You have to vote for at least 20 categories and we’ve got at least 10 that we qualify for!

Please consider us for the following categories:

Best Coffeehouse
Best Service

Best Breakfast
Best Bakery
Best Brunch
Best Restaurant
Best Family-Friendly Restaurant
Best Caterer

Best Patio
Best Restaurant in Williamson County
Best Local Twitter Account
Best Place To People Watch

Best Place To Take Out-of-Towners


Cast your vote HERE and stop by any Frothy Monkey Location to get your “I Voted” sticker.


Frothy Monkey Coffee Subscription

Posted by on June 8, 2017

We are now offering coffee subscriptions! Our  coffee subscription is a great way to ensure that you receive a regular shipment of coffee delivered to your door every month. Choose your favorite blend {12 South, Brunch, Unwind, FM Fair Trade} and get the freshest coffee we have!

How much does shipping cost?
We ship via FedEx and while costs vary, shipping can be calculated by entering your state and zip code in your online order.

When will my initial order be shipped?
If your order is placed on the 1st through the 15th of the month your coffee is shipped as soon as your order is processed. If your order is placed from the 15th through the end of the month your order will be shipped at the beginning of the following month.

When does my subscription renew?
Your subscription will charge and submit your initial choices and payment on the 1st and 15th of each month indefinitely unless you choose to deactivate your account.

Will my beans arrive whole or ground?
We ship our coffee beans whole so that you can ground them at home for the freshest and most delicious cup possible!

About our {next} home in The Nations

Posted by on April 1, 2017

We are looking forward to being a part of The Nations neighborhood! Plans are underway to renovate the space in the Stocking 51 building next to what has become Nicky’s Coal Fired– a location that was chosen in late 2016 and made official on February 1st. Construction is set to begin soon. {Read our official announcement here.}

Just over 3500 sq ft. of the building will be renovated to hold roughly 124 seats. The space is designed to serve a wide variety of customers. From the families that come in for brunch, to an ideal date spot, to the perfect place to sit and work or have a business meeting, or grab a drink after work, our goal is to create a place where everyone feels welcome. It will be a mix of seating including tables, booths, bar seating, community tables. 

We’ll keep you posted on our progress! Here is a preview of our new space…


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

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

Pre-Order Thanksgiving + Christmas Pies and Bread

Posted by on November 8, 2016

Let our bakers do the work and you can take all of the credit 😉  
Choose from these {delish} flavors:
Toffee Pecan
Pairs well with our Special Holiday Blend Coffee
Apple Black Currant
Pairs well with our Brunch or Single Origin Ethiopia
Mayan Mocha
Pairs well with our 12 South Blend or Single Origin Guatemala
*coffee available for purchase online here
$24 each or 2 for $45*

Our holiday breads and cake are Mini Panettone $6, Challah Braid $8, Candy Cane + Cocoa Cake $45, Frothy Cheer Cookie Tin $25. 
Order by Tuesday, December, 20th at 8pm
pick up SATURDAY (12/24) at the Frothy location of your choice.
Note: We close at 3pm on Christmas Eve.
Email orders@frothymonkeybakery.com with questions or place your order HERE!
*2 for $45 pies must be picked up on the same day

HOLIDAY HOURS: Thanksgiving Closed / Christmas Eve Closed at 3 / Christmas Close / New Year’s Eve- Regular Hours / New Year’s Day- Open at 8am serving traditional New Year’s Lunch

Golden Monkey + the benefits of turmeric

Posted by on November 1, 2016

We recently released our new menus for Fall/Winter, so chances are you’ve already tried the “Golden Monkey”. If that’s the case, we won’t need to tell you how delicious it is, but we do want to tell you what people are saying about the health benefits this drink has for your body!

As you know, turmeric is one of the main ingredients in this recipe, and many people have found that this herb has notable impact on all kinds of things from arthritis to gastrointestinal problems to allergies! We asked our friend and herbalist Leah Larabell from High Garden Tea to give us some insight into this herb’s credibility as a healthy addition to our diet and here are some of the things she said:

  • • Powerful anti-inflammatory components safely reduce the pain and swelling of arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, bursitis and tendonitis.
  • • Anti-inflammatory benefits also extend to gastrointestinal (GI) problems, such as gastric ulcers, irritable bowel syndrome and ulcerative colitis.
  • • Potent antioxidants help stop unstable oxygen molecules that can otherwise run crazy in our bodies, damaging cells and opening the door to dangerous diseases, such as cancer. This is also beneficial after illness when the body actually produces these free radicals to fight the foreign bacteria but sometimes makes too much and we need help cleaning them up.
  • • Turmeric helps curb excessive immune responses that characterize conditions such as allergies, asthma and possibly even multiple sclerosis and Alzheimer’s disease, where (in animal studies) curcumin appears to inhibit development of amyloid plaques.
  • • Studies suggest a still wider range of healing benefits, such as lowering cholesterol, preventing atherosclerosis and protecting the liver against chemicals and viral damage.

Turmeric often gets confused or replaced with its most well-known “active” compound, curcumin. Turmeric contains a variety of inflammation-fighting compounds known as curcuminoids — the most widely known and extensively studied of which is curcumin. Importantly, large doses of curcumin can cause gastric upset, while the herb turmeric contains a number of active ingredients that combine to have a gastro-protective effect. Curcumin, isolated, also is very poorly absorbed by the body while being within turmeric as a whole plant is well absorbed.

So not only is our Golden Monkey one of several tasty new seasonal drinks on our menu, but it’s one of many examples you’ll find in our menu where intentionality and the desire to present the best ingredients influences our creations! Plus, Leah also let us know that Turmeric is absorbed even better when it’s paired with pepper and a fat such as milk; good news for us latte lovers!
To find out more about Turmeric, other herbs, or any of the tasty High Garden teas you can get at your neighborhood Frothy, email Leah at highgardentea@gmail.com or visit them at their location on Woodland Ave in East Nashville!


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