A few months ago, a news story broke about Cowgirl Expresso, which is a coffee stand in Seattle where the baristas are all wearing skimpy bikinis. There were two thoughts about that: 1) it was incredibly sexist and innappropriate, and 2) it was kinda weird to have girls in bikinis when the city in question was Seattle, the rainiest (or at least, most overcast) city in the US.
Of course, those criticisms are easily overriden by a “What kind of guy complains about seeing girls in bikinis?”
What the news story doesn’t tell you is that Cowgirl Expresso isn’t the only place where girls make you coffee wearing next to nothing. While I was in line at the bank, most everyone noticed one of the girls in line, despite the weather being close to 30 degrees, was wearing rather short shorts. It turns out that she’s a barista at the nearby Bikini Hut.
And, while I was driving home tonight, I noticed that an expresso stand nearby was now a “Bikini Shack.”
This may be a new trend, and all baristas everywhere may soon be adopting this sort of wear as a uniform. Might you see your local Starbucks gal in a cute two-piece? And how about the male baristas? Will they be pouring coffee shirtless and flexing for the ladies?
I WOULD check out these bikini barista places, by the way, if I didn’t feel like such a total perv just driving by those shacks. If you want a peek at what the gals of Cowgirl Expresso wear during normal workdays, here’s a site with quite a few pictures.