Crowdfunded in 2016
If you’ve heard our story, you know that Monarch only exists because of the generosity of the Tuscaloosa community. Here’s just a few people that helped make our shop a reality.
THE STORIES BEHIND OUR SPECIALTY DRINKS
Friends, old and new, made and make Monarch. From the quotes on the wall, our signage, our bar, our tables - this was all done with the help of incredible humans. Through the Kickstarter, some have specialty drinks that carry their name. Here are the stories and faces behind some of your go-to drinks.
The branding, photography, craftsmanship, coffee and the ongoing creativity of Monarch is a community effort. We've intentionally chosen to work with talented individuals over corporations or manufacturers. We like to work with people who are friends or who quickly become them. Here's a short list (we'll always be adding to it) of people we've had the pleasure of partnering with. Reach out to them!
Branding: Todd Durkee + Erin McGlothlin, Allie Binford
Roaster: ONYX (single origins + espresso) ; Revelator (batch brew)
Ceramics: Liz Elg Lorei
Videographer: Frank Lopez
Photographers: Cathrine Taylor, Noah Hinton, Caroline Japal and Allie Binford
Chai tea, elixirs, ginger beer: TeaTown
Wood burnings: Cayla Durkee