Swings Coffee Roasters

Swings Coffee Roasters Old school rhythm, new school moves. // Roasting coffee since 1916.
At Swing’s Coffee Roasters, we roast ethically-sourced coffees with artisan efforts developed over generations. We care about the journey coffee takes and the people it comes in contact with along the way, understanding that remarkable coffee is the end result of many.

Baileys here to get you through that mid-week slump! For our “Doggo of the week”, Bailey, ball is life, and for her ...
06/05/2019

Baileys here to get you through that mid-week slump! For our “Doggo of the week”, Bailey, ball is life, and for her owner it’s Nitro Lattes ☕️🐶 Don’t forget to come in and try our Seasonal Apple Honey Cascade Latte, a delicious taste of Summer 🍎🍯 available for a limited time! #specialtycoffee #specialtycoffeeroaster #coffeeroaster #doggooftheweek #coffeedogs #visitalexandria #alexandriava #dc

Art is everywhere, it’s just in how you look at the world 😍 anyone else get lost in the swirls of this creamy, drea...
06/04/2019

Art is everywhere, it’s just in how you look at the world 😍 anyone else get lost in the swirls of this creamy, dreamy beverage??? 🌀☕️🌀
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#specialtycoffee #specialtycoffeeroaster #specialtycoffee #snapdc #igdc #swingscoffee #mydccool #walkwithlocals #therealexclusivedc

A BIG thank you to everyone that attended this years Taste of Del Ray, especially everyone who coordinated each little d...
06/03/2019

A BIG thank you to everyone that attended this years Taste of Del Ray, especially everyone who coordinated each little detail, the volunteers for being so so helpful, and of course the other local businesses that participate to make the event such a success year after year.
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And of course, thank you to the judges for placing us 3rd for Judges Choice with our specialty
🌺Hopped Cascara Soda 🌺
We got really great feedback from everyone, and we hope you enjoyed this years concoction ☕️✨ See you next year! #specialtycoffee #specialtycoffeeroaster #coffeeroaster #visitalexandria #visitalexandriava #delrayva #tasteofdelray #oldtownalexandria

THANK YOU to our restaurants, volunteers, judges, tasters, and chair Karen Johnson for an amazing 11th Annual Taste of Del Ray! Congrats to the winners:

JUDGES CHOICE:
1st place: Del Ray Pizzeria/DRP Reserve's Jicama Shrimp Taco with jicama shell, fried shrimp, pineapple salsa, and chipotle aioli
2nd place: Stomping Ground's Jerk Pulled Pork with cilantro aioli and red onion on a mini buttermilk biscuit
3rd place: Swings Coffee Roasters' Hopped Cascara Soda

PEOPLE'S CHOICE
1st place: Pork Barrel BBQ Restaurant - Del Ray's Smoked White Chicken Chili
2nd place: Del Ray Pizzeria/DRP Reserve's Jicama Shrimp Taco with jicama shell, fried shrimp, pineapple salsa, and chipotle aioli
3rd place: Northside10's Risotto Fritters with tomato gravy

#VisitDelRay #tasteofdelray

Getting all set up for Taste of Del Ray!! We are so excited to be here, serving our new specialty beverage here alongsid...
06/02/2019

Getting all set up for Taste of Del Ray!! We are so excited to be here, serving our new specialty beverage here alongside so many fantastic local businesses. This event is already sold out, so make sure you get here early 🌞
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Stop by and grab a taste of the NEW Hopped Cascara Soda (swipe through to see all the details) #specialtycoffee #specialtycoffeeroaster #coffeeroaster #cascarasoda #hoppedcascarasoda #tasteofdelray #delray #visitdelray #swingscoffee

Meet Offal the Aussie, our Doggo of the Week 🐶 She loves Swings Coffee & her hooman @tetteroni ☕️.Want to see YOU...
05/31/2019

Meet Offal the Aussie, our Doggo of the Week 🐶 She loves Swings Coffee & her hooman @tetteroni ☕️
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Want to see YOUR dog featured as Doggo of the week?? Post a pic and tag @swingscoffee to enter your dog to be shared with all the pupper-lovers on our account 🤗 (BONUS POINTS if you get anything #Swings related in your pic! #specialtycoffee #soecialtycoffeeroaster #coffeeroaster #visitalexandria #dogoftheweek #coffeedogs #alexandriava

Do you consider yourself a foodie? 🌮Do you love Del Ray? 🏘Do you love unlimited tastings?? 😋Do you want to try ...
05/30/2019

Do you consider yourself a foodie? 🌮
Do you love Del Ray? 🏘
Do you love unlimited tastings?? 😋
Do you want to try our exclusive new 🌺Hopped Cascara Soda🌺?? 😳

Then this event is for you!! Eighteen top area restaurants, including Swings Coffee, are slated to participate in the 11th Annual Taste of Del Ray.
Tickets for this event are already running low, so grab yours today! This event, named one of Virginia Living Magazine's top food festivals in the state, will take place on Sunday, June 2 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Pat Miller Neighborhood Square and the United Bank parking lot, located at the intersection of Mt. Vernon and Oxford Avenues.

Ticket holders will enjoy unlimited tastes from top Del Ray restaurants and can cast their votes for the People's Choice award.

Oh, and a vote for Swings wouldn’t hurt either! 😉

#specialtycoffeeroaster #specialcoffee #coffeeroaster #dccoffee #cascarasoda #cascara #specialtycoffeeshop #delray #tasteofdelray #visitalexandria #voteforswings #swingscoffee #alexandriava #oldtownalexandria

☕️G.O.O.D. M.O.R.N.I.N.G ☕️.Don’t worry, thanks to the long weekend you’ve already made it to Hump 🐪 Day....
05/29/2019

☕️G.O.O.D. M.O.R.N.I.N.G ☕️
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Don’t worry, thanks to the long weekend you’ve already made it to Hump 🐪 Day. Don’t let the afternoon slump get ya’, Swing by one of our three cafe locations and get your delicious fix ☕️ #specialtycoffeeroaster #baristagram #specialtycoffee #coffeeroaster #snapdc #igdc #mydccool #walkwithlocals #therealexclusivedc #dccoffee #swingscoffee

What’s your official start to Summer?? First pair of shorts? First jump in the lake? Or maybe it’s the switch from h...
05/28/2019

What’s your official start to Summer?? First pair of shorts?
First jump in the lake?
Or maybe it’s the switch from hot to iced beverages??? ☕️🍹
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With a high of 91 ☀️today, we’re gonna vote for Thai Iced Tea, back this Summer by popular demand! 🙋🏽‍♂️🙋🏼‍♀️
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Delicious, aromatic, and refreshing...it’s only here for a limited time so get it while it lasts! Add sweetened milk for a touch of creaminess, or leave it as is for a classic iced tea 😋#thaitea #thaiicedtea #summercoffee #sweettea #specialtycoffeeroaster #specialtycoffee #visitalexandria #alexandriava #snapdc #walkwithlocals #swingscoffee

The weather is definitely warming up this week, so be sure to treat yourself to some @nicecreamdc 🍦From ice cream to ...
05/24/2019

The weather is definitely warming up this week, so be sure to treat yourself to some @nicecreamdc 🍦

From ice cream to cappuccinos; they proudly brew Swing's Coffee. Join them for a cup of coffee and hand crafted ice cream. You can visit their stores in Shaw, Adams Morgan, Old Town, and Clarendon open 7 days a week, all year round!

Handcrafted ice cream is their passion. They start the process by combining fresh local grass-fed cream and local ingredients from nearby farms. Using their freezing agent, liquid nitrogen, they freeze the ice cream on the spot in front of guests, creating the freshest handcrafted cup of ice cream you can get.

We’re slinging samples of our Mesco & Diplomat Blends at @wholefoods in Tenleytown, 10-2 ☕️ bags are currently on ...
05/23/2019

We’re slinging samples of our Mesco & Diplomat Blends at @wholefoods in Tenleytown, 10-2 ☕️ bags are currently on sale so it’s a perfect reason to try something new, or grab your tried and true 🌿#specialtycoffee #specialtycoffeeroaster #coffeeroaster #coffeesample #tenleytown #whilefoods #dc #snapdc #walkwithlocals #therealexclusivedc

Slinging coffee samples of our Mesco & Diplomat blends at the @wholefoods in Foggy Bottom until 2 pm. Our friends at WF ...
05/21/2019

Slinging coffee samples of our Mesco & Diplomat blends at the @wholefoods in Foggy Bottom until 2 pm. Our friends at WF are running our coffees on sale this week so get this great price while it lasts!☕️ we are right by the escalators to the checkout, so grab a taste before you leave ☕️#specialtycoffee #specialtycoffeeroaster #coffeeroaster #coffee #wholefoods #foggybottom #freesamples #washingtondc #igdc #snapdc #walkwithlocals

Check out this before and after, as we work on some spring cleaning here at our #AlexandriaVA Cafe and Roastery 🌿stay...
05/21/2019

Check out this before and after, as we work on some spring cleaning here at our #AlexandriaVA Cafe and Roastery 🌿stay tuned to see the rest of our sprucing up! #specialtycoffee #specialtycoffeeroaster #coffeeroaster #coffee #alexandria #visitalexandriava #igva

Did you know Swings repackages our used coffee grounds for you to take home?? 🌱Coffee grounds make a great component ...
05/20/2019

Did you know Swings repackages our used coffee grounds for you to take home??
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Coffee grounds make a great component to any compost system (worms like it too)! Compost systems need a diverse diet in order to decay in a nutrient rich manner & produce something that will benefit your soil. We’ve compiled some tips via the City of Alexandria to help our friends here have a fruitful and thriving compost system. Swing by our Del Ray location and grab a bag of grounds and a flyer with more information! 🌱#coffeegrounds #usedcoffeegrounds #composting #specialtycoffee #coffeeroaster #specialtycoffeeroaster #alexandriava #visitalexandria #visitalexandriava

Don’t forget, there’s no Cupping Session this morning, but they will resume next Friday, the 24th, with a focus on c...
05/17/2019

Don’t forget, there’s no Cupping Session this morning, but they will resume next Friday, the 24th, with a focus on coffees from Central America 🌿 see you next week! #specialtycoffee #coffeecupping #cuppingcoffee #specialtycoffeeroaster #coffeeroaster #alexandriava #delray #coffee

Our coffee sure gets around ☺️.Making good coffee should always be a priority, even when you’re on the job. Thanks...
05/16/2019

Our coffee sure gets around ☺️
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Making good coffee should always be a priority, even when you’re on the job. Thanks to @corijune for keeping @deltacharlie45 stocked ☕️ #usaf #merica #specialtycoffee #goodcoffeeeverywhere #specialtycoffeeroaster #coffeeroaster

There are some fun new things brewing at @swingscoffee, with a lot of help from our friends at @gb.navyyard 🍻 check o...
05/15/2019

There are some fun new things brewing at @swingscoffee, with a lot of help from our friends at @gb.navyyard 🍻 check out our stories daily for all the details ☕️ #specialtycoffee #specialtycoffeeroaster #whatsbrewing #coffeeroaster #navyyard #dc #mydccool #walkwithlocals #therealexclusivedc #igdc #snapdc

Doggo of the week goes to: Kona! She loves visiting @swingscoffee, even on a rainy day⛱ she is an expert snuggle-seeke...
05/14/2019

Doggo of the week goes to: Kona! She loves visiting @swingscoffee, even on a rainy day⛱ she is an expert snuggle-seeker AND keeps a close eye on her hooman while he’s inside 🐶 #coffee #rainyday #doggooftheweek #kona #coffeeroasters #specialtycoffeeroasters #specialtycoffee #alexandria #visitalexandria #dogpark

How to counter a rainy Monday?? .#SwingsCoffee, that’s how! Any way you take it, it’s a surefire way to help you get...
05/13/2019

How to counter a rainy Monday?? .
#SwingsCoffee, that’s how! Any way you take it, it’s a surefire way to help you get back on your grind and start your week off right ☕️#specialtycoffee #specialtycoffeeroaster #coffeeroaster #alexandria #visitalexandria #coffee #baristagram #walkwithlocals #latteart

Coffee Cupping, according to the Specialty Coffee Association, is a means of recording important flavor attributes for c...
05/10/2019

Coffee Cupping, according to the Specialty Coffee Association, is a means of recording important flavor attributes for coffee:
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.☕️Fragrance/Aroma
.☕️Flavor
.☕️Aftertaste
.☕️Acidity
.☕️Body
.☕️Balance
.☕️Uniformity
.☕️Clean Cup
.☕️Sweetness
.☕️Defects
.☕️Overall
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Although this practice is regularly done professionally by Q Graders, it can be done informally as well, by any coffee enthusiast 🌿
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Keep following us on Social Media for our Coffee Cupping Schedules, and drop by our #alexandriava Cupping Lab to participate every Friday at 10 am with our very own Q Grader . #specialtycoffee #coffeecupping #specialtycoffeeroasters #coffeeroasters #visitalexandria #visitalexandriava #walkwithlocals

Swings Coffee Roasters's cover photo
05/09/2019

Swings Coffee Roasters's cover photo

Did you know latte art was developed independently in several countries, mainly Italy, following the introduction of esp...
05/09/2019

Did you know latte art was developed independently in several countries, mainly Italy, following the introduction of espresso and development of microfoam? 🤔
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Although the US is often credited for its widespread popularity throughout the 1990’s, it is now a globally popular form of art (and competition); its reach spreading to Australia and Nordic countries as well 🗺
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Search #latteart on social media and you can currently find well over 6 million photos 😳
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#specialtycoffee #specialtycoffeeroaster #coffeeroaster #coffee #dccoffee #snapdc #mydccool #visitalexandria #walkwithlocals

Two delicious (and beautiful) seasonal beverages have just launched today, at all @swingscoffee locations 🍹.First up:...
05/08/2019

Two delicious (and beautiful) seasonal beverages have just launched today, at all @swingscoffee locations 🍹
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First up: 🍯The Apple-Honey Cascade Latte 🍎
•available iced or hot, this espresso based beverage is sweet & neat, and ready for you to fall in love with! 💕
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Don’t forget to also check out our new Del Ray inspired mock-tail, 🥭The Leslie 🍎
• created on the corner of Monroe and Leslie Avenue, this cold brew-based beverage has a perfect balance of summer flavors, and is guaranteed to make you feel fancy after a long day on the grind 🍸#swingscoffee #specialtybeverages #specialtycoffeeroastery #coffee #coldbrew #walkwithlocals #snapdc #mydccool #therealexclusivedc #igdc #visitdc #visitalexandria

Sampling some of our classic Mesco & Diplomat coffees at the @wholefoods in Arlington today from 10-2 on Wilson Blvd ☕...
05/07/2019

Sampling some of our classic Mesco & Diplomat coffees at the @wholefoods in Arlington today from 10-2 on Wilson Blvd ☕️ come try a few and find your favorite @swingscoffee ☕️#coffeeroasters #specialtycoffeeroasters #specialtycoffee #coffee #mydccool #snapdc #experiencedc #arlington #wholefoods ps. Do you like the throwback to our old bags?? #limited

☕️M.O.N.D.A.Y. V.I.B.E.S☕️.Artwork @whoteldc .#sneakpeek #goodmorning #mondays #specialtycoffeeroaster #specialt...
05/06/2019

☕️M.O.N.D.A.Y. V.I.B.E.S☕️
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Artwork @whoteldc .
#sneakpeek #goodmorning #mondays #specialtycoffeeroaster #specialtycoffee #roaster #coffeeroaster #coffee #dc #mydccool #snapdc #tastedc #igdc #walkwithlocals

The Doggo of the Day goes to @brinkleyfromva 🐶 Thanks for stopping by with your hooman and showing some ☕️ love #...
05/03/2019

The Doggo of the Day goes to @brinkleyfromva 🐶 Thanks for stopping by with your hooman and showing some ☕️ love #specialty coffee #specialtycoffeeroaster #coffeeroaster #alexandria #visitalexandria #delray #va #coffee #walkwithlocals #doggos

Join us for tomorrow’s Cupping Lab Session (Friday’s at 10 am at the Alexandria location) ☕️This week’s sessio...
05/02/2019

Join us for tomorrow’s Cupping Lab Session (Friday’s at 10 am at the Alexandria location) ☕️

This week’s session will be focused on Colombian coffees, specifically from our friends at @paisacoffeellc 🌿

Their producer and importer, Yolima, will be on hand as well so you don’t want to miss this one!! #specialtycoffee #specialtycoffeeroaster #coffee #coffeeroaster #paisacoffee #homegrown

Swings has been a part of the Washington D.C. coffee culture for over 100 years. The Mesco Blend (from M.E.Swing Co.) wa...
05/02/2019

Swings has been a part of the Washington D.C. coffee culture for over 100 years. The Mesco Blend (from M.E.Swing Co.) was given a patent in 1918, and is still one of Washington’s best selling coffees🏙☕️ pick up a bag of Mesco beans at any of our 3 locations and get back to the old school rhythm... #classiccoffee #specialtycoffee #specialtycoffeeroasters #coffeeroasters #dc #washington #washingtondc #visitdc #mydccool #snapdc #walkwithlocals

It’s going to be a beautiful couple of days coming up, so plan your weekend visit to Alexandria, including a stop by o...
05/01/2019

It’s going to be a beautiful couple of days coming up, so plan your weekend visit to Alexandria, including a stop by our Del Ray Cafe & Roastery ☀️ Check out www.visitalexandriava.com
for this weekends events, including the first ever Cocktail Week in Old Town 🍸🍹 #specialtycoffee #specialtycoffeeroaster #specialtycoffeeshop #coffeeroaster #alexandriava #visitalexandria #visitva #swingscoffee

We are so very excited to announce the newest partnership, Swings Coffee at @whoteldc in their up and coming Living Room...
04/29/2019

We are so very excited to announce the newest partnership, Swings Coffee at @whoteldc in their up and coming Living Room. Can’t go wrong with all those sparkles 😍 Stay tuned to hear when this new bar edition will be fully up and running! It’s a guaranteed new fave spot in DV🍸☕️ #mydccool #dc #walkwithlocals #snapdc #luxuryhotel #swingscoffee #specialtycoffee #specialtycoffeeroaster #dcnightlife #

Say hello to one of our newest baristas to join the Swings Family, Hindrik! Seen here sampling some of our ideas for Sum...
04/25/2019

Say hello to one of our newest baristas to join the Swings Family, Hindrik! Seen here sampling some of our ideas for Summer Specialty Beverages ☕️ We won’t spoil the surprise just yet, but tell us.... what is YOUR favorite way to drink coffee in the warmer months??? #specialtycoffee #specialtycoffeeroasters #coffeeroasters #mydccool #walkwithlocals #mydc #snapdc #summer #coffee #alexandria #dc #dmv

If you’re in the Tenleytown area today, stop by the Whole Foods and grab a taste of one our delicious roasts; sampling...
04/24/2019

If you’re in the Tenleytown area today, stop by the Whole Foods and grab a taste of one our delicious roasts; sampling High Mountain and Embassy Row 11-2 ☕️ #specialtycoffee #specialtycoffeeroasters #coffeeroasters #homegrown #dc #dmv #wholefoods #snapdc #mydccool #walkwithlocals #tenleytown #visitwashington

Ready to sample some Swings??? We will be in the Old Town Whole Foods today from 10-2, slinging samples of Four Mile Esp...
04/22/2019

Ready to sample some Swings??? We will be in the Old Town Whole Foods today from 10-2, slinging samples of Four Mile Espresso & Mesco blends☕️ #specialtycoffee #specialtycoffeeroaster #coffeeroaster #dc #alexandria #oldtown #dmv #snapdc #walkwithlocals #mydccool #coffee

A BIG thank you to our friends at Gold Mountain Coffee Growers for joining us for this week’s Cupping Session. We cupp...
04/19/2019

A BIG thank you to our friends at Gold Mountain Coffee Growers for joining us for this week’s Cupping Session. We cupped over 20 coffees from Nicaragua, some of which you will see on our menu later on this Summer. They taught a lot this session about the coffee cherry and different ways growers are using them to create new specialty beverages. Thank you again, and I’m sure we will be seeing you soon!!

Did you know @swingscoffee is in 30+ @wholefoods locations in the DMV area ⁉️ You can find us at the 600 H Street lo...
04/17/2019

Did you know @swingscoffee is in 30+ @wholefoods locations in the DMV area ⁉️ You can find us at the 600 H Street location today, handing out samples of our signature Mesco & Diplomat blends from 10-2 ☕️ #specialtycoffee #localcoffee #coffeeroasters #freshcoffee #wholefoods #specialtycoffeeroasters #dc #dmv #snapdc #mydccool #walkwithlocals

Hey there @swingscoffee drinkers, which one are you?? .. Excellent graphic by @delish ☕️..#coffee #swingscoffee #spe...
04/16/2019

Hey there @swingscoffee drinkers, which one are you?? .
. Excellent graphic by @delish ☕️
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#coffee #swingscoffee #specialtycoffee #specialtycoffeeroaster #coffeeroaster #mydc #dccoffee #dc #mydccool #snapdc #walkwithlocals #alexandria

04/15/2019

Nothing like some Monday roasting to make the whole office smell like coffee! Stop by our Alexandria location to see the roasting process first-hand, or stop by any of our 3 locations for your new favorite cup of coffee ☕️ Guaranteed to brighten your Monday! #swingscoffee #coffee #specialtycoffee #coffeebeans #snapdc #roasters #dc #dmv #mydccool #dccoffee #walkwithlocals

Barista training is an important part of Swings coffee culture. You can start with perfect plants, perfect beans, and pe...
04/12/2019

Barista training is an important part of Swings coffee culture. You can start with perfect plants, perfect beans, and perfect roasting but if you mess up the brewing stage it will leave you with a less than perfect cup of joe ☕️ Go say hello to Beth at our 14th street location and congratulate her on her beautiful, delicious Rosetta design latte ✨#coffee #friyay #swingscoffee #sca #specialtycoffee #roaster #specialtycoffeeroaster #dc #mydccool #walkwithlocals #snapdc

More pictures from the GMU student Tour earlier this week. In addition to learning about sustainability in the coffee in...
04/11/2019

More pictures from the GMU student Tour earlier this week. In addition to learning about sustainability in the coffee industry, we took them on a tour of the roastery, sampled Cold Brew vs Nitro Cold Brew, compared beans, and learned about the process of “bean to cup”! Thank you again for coming out to see us, and we hope you share your new knowledge with coffee lovers everywhere ☕️

Address

501 E Monroe Ave
Alexandria, VA
22301

Opening Hours

Monday 07:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 07:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 07:00 - 17:00
Thursday 07:00 - 17:00
Friday 07:00 - 17:00
Saturday 08:00 - 15:00
Sunday 08:00 - 15:00

Telephone

(703) 370-5050

Specialties

  • Breakfast

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