Like a queen bee, a good cup of coffee is carefully tended to by workers, generates a buzz, and makes you scream if it lands between your eyes. Save face with today’s Groupon to M.E. Swing Company’s online store. Choose between the following options:
- For $10, you get $20 worth of specialty coffee.
- For $20, you get a coffee sampler package of three 1-pound bags (a $40 value).<p>
Swing’s caffeine artisans craft signature blends of globally sourced, locally roasted java that have garnered a bouquet of awards and accolades, including a spot on Zagat’s Buzz-Worthy Coffee Options in DC list. Fill thirsty mugs with a craft-roasted blend such as the Diplomat ($14/lb.), a dark brew that deftly negotiates sweet notes of baking chocolate into bold sips that evoke sensory portraits of leather and pipe tobacco. The Nicaraguan Los Papales ($16/lb.) teems with vanilla and malt flavors, and the Espresso 90 ($14/lb.) jolts sleepy gray matter awake with a Northern Italian roast with notes of cherry, pomegranate, and “Reveille.”
The coffee sampler includes one-pound bags of three aromatic roasted blends: Mesco, High Mountain, and Embassy Row. The signature Swing coffee, Mesco blends Latin American and African java for a creamy, milk-chocolate consistency and a richness that intensifies as the coffee cools. A subtle smokiness permeates cups of Embassy Row from first sip to last, as french roast and medium roast beans mingle like the ink from two overlapping passport stamps. Medium roast High Mountain combines the high-altitude beans of Indonesia and the Americas to forge a mellow, sweet flavor with traces of nutty spiciness, honey, and vanilla.