M.E. Swing Coffee Roasters opened its new facility on Monroe Avenue in Del Ray on Monday for wholesale business.
Customers looking to purchase a hot cup of Swing’s Coffee are going to have to wait a few more months until the facility’s café section is completed.
Customers can visit the facility at 501 E. Monroe Ave. and purchase coffee by the pound from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday.
The building previously housed Gold Crust Baking Company.
Swing’s Coffees, which has roasted beans in the Washington, D.C. area since 1916, had operated out of a roastery on S. Pickett Street in Alexandria’s West End since 1989.
“We just need a better area to conduct our business,” Swing’s owner Mark Warmuth told Patch in May. “We can conduct our work fine, but our current facility doesn’t give us a chance to showcase our products. … [This space] offers a lot of visibility and is good setup for us.”
In June, Swing’s Coffee received approval to open its Monroe Avenue facility from Alexandria City Council.