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From a press release:
“This past year has indeed been a grand one for Swing’s Coffee Roasters. After celebrating its landmark 100-year anniversary in 2016, Swing’s is opening a new coffee bar in downtown D.C. at 640 14th Street NW, located in Metropolitan Square. Opening February 6th, Swing’s shop hours will be 7AM – 5 PM Monday through Friday, 8AM – 3 PM on Saturdays. The venerable coffee roaster is proud to be located in the same neighborhood as a few of the District’s famous hospitality landmarks, such as the Old Ebbitt Grill and the Hamilton. The new location for Swing’s is just a couple of blocks away from the historic “MESCo Building” where Swing’s roasted coffee from its beginnings until 1989.
At Swings’ new storefront, customers can expect coffee quality and service that generations of patrons have appreciated for the past one-hundred years, with a decidedly progressive approach to coffee sourcing and preparation methods. Features of the 14th Street coffee bar include ethically sourced coffees via Swing’s Home Grown Sourcing Initiative, a rotating selection of single origin pour overs produced on a Poursteady, as well as espresso beverages pulled from two espresso machines: a customized La Marzocco GB5 and a Victoria Arduino lever machine. A variety of cold beverages will be available on tap, including cold-brewed coffee, nitro cold-brewed coffee, and nitro draft lattes. Swing’s seasonal beverages will mirror those of its Del Ray coffee bar and pastries produced from various local bakeries will also be available.
In keeping with the aesthetic of the neighborhood, the new location has a traditional appearance with deco influences. Swing’s brought to life the concepts and design from Core Architects, combining Swing’s historic lineage with the classic design of its Metropolitan Square location. The decor includes beautiful stained hardwood, traditional tin tile ceiling, white Italian Carrera marble countertops, and an intricately patterned mosaic tile floor made up of Swing’s branded colors of black, red, and white.
“Given our milestone of 100 years in 2016, it’s fitting that we open a shop just a couple of blocks away from the landmark MESCo building. This location will serve as a benchmark for us as we start planning the opening of our G Street location on the other side of the White House,” states Mark Warmuth, owner of Swing’s.
Swing’s is a wholesale/retail roaster operating coffee bars in DC and Virginia, with a coffee roastery located in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria, VA. M.E. Swing Coffee Roasters, founded by Michael Edward Swing, first opened in Washington, D.C. in 1916, forming a long and rich history in the District of Columbia. Through two World Wars, the Great Depression, and economic recessions, Swing’s has kept its doors open to provide sustainably sourced coffee and highly personable service to generations of loyal customers. This commitment to ethical business practices and community support has established Swing’s as a formidable D.C. institution.”