A bikini barista is a person who prepares and serves coffee drinks while dressed in scanty attire such as a bikini or lingerie. In the United States, this marketing trend sometimes referred to as sexpresso   or bareista   originated in the Seattle , Washington area in the early s. Similar phenomena have appeared in countries such as Chile and Japan since at least the s. Espresso drive-through stands and coffee outlets are numerous in the greater Seattle area,  so much so that coffee stands that have fully clothed employees often advertise themselves as "family friendly". A few months after opening, as summer heat invaded the small square-foot 6. Sales took off, and other scantily-clad theme days soon followed. The phenomenon of bikini baristas has sometimes caused controversy and complaints from local residents. As a result of these complaints and incidents, some local jurisdictions have considered adopting local ordinances to regulate and control the activities of the stores.
Police officers in Everett, Washington decided that the best way to spend their time—and spend taxpayers' dough—was cracking down on the perverted, nasty, please-don't-make-them-see-it phenomenon of mostly naked women serving drive-through coffee. It was a tough assignment, but they prevailed. To prove that the women at Grab-n-Go Espresso were straddling the sill of the to-go window while wearing panties without crotches, licking whipped cream off of one another, and otherwise exposing their nether-parts to men, officers—naturally— had to take pictures. Officials have charged the women, who are scheduled for a hearing January 11, with prostitution. Reluctantly, officers released those photos yesterday, pursuant to a public records request by the Everett Herald , but the staff at the Everett Herald had the good taste not to run those pictures. Fortunately, we don't have that good taste here at The Stranger.
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Usual creepy guy comes in and talks for a bit, gets a drink, and continues talking to me. Do you say that shit to your guy friends? Ass holes. This is me, not them:. I have a huge problem with bikini barista places. If you work there, know I have nothing against the girls who are baristas. This is purely against the people who own them and starting the trend. First of all its not safe. Imagine if all of it was left uncovered. Imagine getting burns on your bare stomach.
Ever wished your cup of joe was a little more exciting? If you answered yes, you'd probably also answer yes if we asked you whether or not you'd buy a cup of coffee served to you by sexy baristas in bikinis. That's exactly what's going on in Arizona, where Bikini Beans Espresso has been up and running for nearly three years. Bikini Beans aren't hiding their intentions: they're going off the age-old notion that sex sells, and employs women to serve coffee wearing nothing but skimpy outfits. While this sounds hot, steamy and frothy, we can't help but think a few of these women have experienced burns from scalding hot coffee. Anyone who's ever worked in a cafe will understand. With everything in life, there will be people who aren't going to approve.