Coffee Shop In Washington Serve Drinks Wearing Just 'BIKINI BOTTOMS' & 'NIPPLE PASTIES' (Photos)

at 20 Mar 17, 09:00 AM (6 days ago)
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A coffee shop in Washington has been luring customers with its a very controversial unique selling point - a bikini dress code for staff.

Bikini Beans Espresso, which also has branches in Arizona, employs baristas to make coffee in bikinis or underwear, while some have opted for just strategically-placed stickers to preserve their modesty.

The shop, owned by entrepreneur Carlie Jo, has been a huge success, earning a five-star rating on Yelp and tens of thousands of followers on its social media accounts.

Entrepreneur Carlie Jo owns Bikini Beans Espresso in King County, Washington, which lures customers with its bikini dress code

While a bikini dress code may seem like a step backwards for gender equality, the shop's owners insist it's to empower women.

On its website, the coffee chain proudly proclaims: 'As the first bikini barista shop in Arizona, we want to empower women to be, and feel good about, themselves. 

'Women everywhere have the right to vote, to be gay, to be successful community leaders and business owners, or even run for president!

'We have the right to work with grace, confidence and dignity, regardless if it's in a business suit, scrubs, or a bikini.'

On its website, the coffee chain proudly proclaims: 'As the first bikini barista shop in Arizona, we want to empower women to be, and feel good about, themselves'

Unsurprisingly, the business model appears to be most appealing to men, with several taking to the Facebook to compliment its beautiful staff.

But not everyone is convinced, including city councilor Mike Fagan who unsuccessfully tried to impose limitations on bikini barista stands.

According to Fagan, the stand promotes the exploitation of women.

Speaking in a video published on the YouTube channel for the restaurant review website Zagat, he said: 'It should be all about the coffee and not about the body.

'Having frequented at least one time in each of these shops, just to see what the consumer is subjected to, we’re talking about three stickers strategically placed – and I’ll leave it up to everybody else’s imagination as to where those stickers are placed.'

He added: 'I don’t want to pound on the "It’s for the children" argument, but that is what it’s all about.' 

A local resident and mother-of-four Kimberly Curry agreed.

She told Zagat she was shocked when she and her children first caught sight of the scantily-clad baristas on the way back from the cinema. 

'The problem wasn't as much what they saw,' she said. 'It was having to explain to my eight, seven and five-year-old kids why there are women without shirts on serving coffee and why there are men in line to get this coffee.

'I'm all for people doing what they want to do. But I don't want it imposed on my family.'

However, staff member Brittany Paterson told People that the scantily clad staff do not put off customers with children.

'I have full families that come in that love me,' she said. 'Whichever stand I’m at they bring their whole family. They bring their kids, you know, I’ve offered to babysit before.

'So it really doesn’t affect kids at all, I think they are just trying to find another thing to be offended by.'















kaposky at 20 Mar 17, 09:19 AM (6 days ago)
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ASHAWOS IN THE MAKING
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Larry28 at 20 Mar 17, 09:27 AM (6 days ago)
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Only in Washington Roll Eyes
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Wazubia at 20 Mar 17, 09:42 AM (6 days ago)
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End time coffee shop.
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joe_emperor at 20 Mar 17, 10:41 AM (6 days ago)
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Abeg were de shop dey I want coffee Grin Grin Grin
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akinmanchy at 20 Mar 17, 10:51 AM (6 days ago)
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No wonder coffee dey hungry since, @poster give me the shop address ASAP

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akinmanchy at 20 Mar 17, 10:52 AM (6 days ago)
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Poster coffee dey hungry me send me address now!

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emytex74 at 20 Mar 17, 11:46 AM (6 days ago)
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Coffee shop only for men
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gogoman at 20 Mar 17, 01:02 PM (6 days ago)
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I GO CHECK MY TICKET MAKE I GO SEE AM
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Chericoco at 20 Mar 17, 01:57 PM (6 days ago)
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Nothing new about that. All state has that. It's in my neighborhood. Older folks are complaining about it. They worry that their grand babies are expose to nudity.
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24magic at 20 Mar 17, 02:24 PM (6 days ago)
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Everything is possible in America
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morgan1 at 20 Mar 17, 02:40 PM (6 days ago)
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 Tongue
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ngfineface at 20 Mar 17, 04:02 PM (6 days ago)
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Are they for real?
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Isima1010 at 20 Mar 17, 07:26 PM (6 days ago)
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They have only one staff? Huh?
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schmit at 20 Mar 17, 08:07 PM (6 days ago)
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Endtime coffees
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chukkychukky at 20 Mar 17, 10:18 PM (5 days ago)
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d world is finished
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Hbbjo7 at 21 Mar 17, 09:23 AM (5 days ago)
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END OF THE WORLD DEVIL MOST GET HIS PEOPLE MAY GOD PROTECT US FROM THEM
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Otikadinje at 21 Mar 17, 09:55 AM (5 days ago)
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I believe this coffee shop must have charlets for kpa kpa kpa business.
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morolayo at 21 Mar 17, 01:28 PM (5 days ago)
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  Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
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