Swing’s Tote Bag


This comfortable, easy-care cotton sheeting tote is lightweight, sturdy, and perfect for collecting catalogs or running errands. This tote features a line drawing of our original building that held our roasting operations at 1013 E Street in Washington, D.C. The historic facade still stands today, although our roasting operations are now located in Alexandria, VA.


The M.E. Swing Co. was established in Washington, D.C. by Michael Edward Swing and his son, Edward Swing, in 1916. Father and son found a ready market for premium Arabica beans which were imported from Africa, Latin America, and the Far East. In 1920, the company opened its now historic Mesco (M.E. Swing Co.) Coffee Roasters building at 1013 E Street.

The E Street retail store, with its hand-crafted, gleaming mahogany interior and bright-red, wooden coffee bins occupied the first floor of the Mesco Building. On the second floor, M.E. Swing made hand-dipped chocolates, and on the third floor, a huge German roaster turned out hundreds of pounds of expertly roasted coffee every day. The smell of roasted coffee beans became part of the downtown experience for the next 80 years. In the mid-1990’s, we moved our roasting plant and wholesale offices just across the Potomac river into Alexandria, VA. Get the whole store of our history in D.C. here.

  • Material: 4oz cotton sheeting
  • Open main compartment
  • Handles: Dual 26″ length
  • Size: 15-1/2″ H x 15″ W

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