Chemex retailers near Washington, D.C.

Purchasing filters for our Chemex coffee maker turned into a bigger ordeal than it should have been. Although there are numerous online outlets that sell Chemex filters, I couldn’t find any with free shipping.

The Chemex web site recommends you email or call them to find local retailers in your region. I called them, so — on the remote chance this information is useful to someone — here are the Chemex retailers in the Washington, D.C./Northern Virginia area:

  • Dean & Deluca
    3276 M Street NW,
    Washington, D.C.
    (202) 342-2500‎

  • Coffee in the Works
    1627 Connecticut Avenue,
    Washington, D.C.
    (202) 483-3050

  • So’s Your Mom
    1831 Columbia Ave NW,
    Washington, D.C.
    (202) 462-3666‎

  • Le Grand Cafe
    1327 Chain Bridge Rd
    McLean, VA
    (703) 734-9082

  • M. E. Swing (Downtown)
    1702 G Street NW
    Washington, D.C.
    (202) 628.7601‎

  • M. E. Swing (Alexandria)
    612-D S. Pickett St
    Alexandria, VA
    (703) 370-5050‎

Most of these retailers have limited evening/weekend hours, and on my first trip to Dean & Deluca, the filters were sold out, so an advance phone call is recommended.

For those with something to say:


  1. We’ve been drinking Chemex coffee for 30 years. Our main D.C. supplier for Chemex filters, Coffee in the Works, is closed up and cleared out. The man at the shoe store next door said the owner decided she had had enough after 22 years. She had put her kids through college and now it was time for her to have some fun.

    More power to her!

    So thanks for this info. I remember getting them somewhere else once before, and you’ve ID’d them: M.E. Swing. I’m on my way!

    Thanks for this.