Looking for great coffee to go in the heart of the nation’s capital? Your search may be over. M.E. Swing and Company is a super-cool-but-oh-so-old Washington, DC institution that’s been serving up great java for busy Washingtonians for years and years. Located downtown, on G Street, M.E. Swing is filled with the same old original mahogany and mirrored fixtures, vintage burr grinders, wooden coffee bins, and counter-weight scales it had at the coffeehouse’s old location on E Street, a few blocks away. This blending of the old and new is a wonderful metaphor for M.E. Swing’s evolution from a small, local café to a sizeable, downtown DC java joint.
ME Swing: Historical Roots in Downtown DC
No, indeed, M.E. Swing is no newcomer to the red-hot, downtown DC scene. On the contrary, this is one local coffee shop that can trace its history to 1916. At a time when local businesses have gone by the wayside, M.E. Swing recalls a different time in the Nation’s Capital. Ask anyone in town about M.E. Swing and you can truly separate the original residents from the relative newbies. M.E. Swing makes people remember that the District of Columbia once had a heart and soul and good coffee for all.
ME Swing’s Featured Coffee and Signature Brands
You’ll find the selection at ME Swing is definitely on par with what we’ve come to expect from a serious coffee houes in the nation’s capital. I recommend the Expresso Blends (from $11.95/lb.), Rock Creek Restaurant Blend (from $11.95/lb), the pricey but excellent Ethiopian Yirgacheffe – Koke (from $13.95/lb.) and Guatemalan Antigua – Finca Medina 100% Rainforest Alliance Certified (from $12.95/lb.) Or, sample several of ME Swing’s coffees to see which ones become your favorite blends. You’ll find ME Swing’s coffee beans are high quality
ME Swing: Pours Great Coffee
What makes ME Swing different? M.E. Swing prides itself on producing great coffee where the beans are hand-craft roasted in small batches. ME Swing also offers a great place to meet friends and colleagues in the heart of downtown Washington, DC. ME Swing caters to a city and clientele that has world class sophistication and downhome tastes, no small thing in this world capital.
Check out ME Swing’s cool vintage fixtures and coffee ware. ME Swing also sells T-shirts ($17.99), canvas ballcaps ($24.99), and other classic coffee memorabilia. A real Washington, DC institution. No Starbuck’s chic here.
ME Swing Coffee House
1702 G Street NW, Washington, DC 20006
Hours: Monday-Friday 7am – 6pm
Telephone: (202) 628-7601