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Why This Super-Sexy Coffee Shop Is Causing Outrage
POSTED:NOV 13, 2015 @ 1:15 PM
Bikini Beans Espresso might be the only coffee shop in Arizona where you can get your coffee from a barista in a bikini.
Bikini coffee shop brews up controversy in Tempe
POSTED:NOV 11 2015 04:14PM MST UPDATED:NOV 12 2015 09:09AM MST
TEMPE, Ariz. (KSAZ) - A Tempe City Councilman is not happy with a new business coming to town called "Bikini Beans Espresso." Councilman Kolby Granville is speaking out against the shop that currently has a location near 7th Street and Thomas in Phoenix.
Bikini Beans Espresso Grand Opening
Published on May 17, 2014
Had a Bikini Beans Espresso Grand Opening today in Phoenix, Arizona - 05/17/2014. Our local Corvette Club was asked to attend and show some cars off. So naturally I volunteered to attend. Had more Vettes there then was expected I think. Good turn out and some good photo shoots. This video is the pictures/videos we took. Didn't last more then a couple hours. Parking was hard to come by as the parking lot was pretty small and they had a pretty steady line of vehicles trying to get their coffee.
'Hot' coffee: Bikinied baristas serve drive-through joe
Ryan Van Velzer, The Republic | azcentral.com 10:58 a.m. MST May 13, 2014
Bikini Beans Espresso is steaming up the place with a roster of attractive scantily clad women serving drive-through coffee.
As least they're dressed for the weather.
Bikini-clad baristas are the selling point for Bikini Beans Espresso, a new drive-through coffee shop that opens Saturday, May 17, in midtown Phoenix.
The new drive-through "sexpresso" shop will feature a menu similar to Dutch Brothers and Starbucks, but with an emphasis on simplicity and clarity, said Regina Lyles, who co-owns Bikini Beans Espresso with her husband, Ben.
The menu will include hot- and iced-coffee drinks, smoothies, shakes and an exclusive Red Bull drink made with strawberry syrup, vanilla syrup and a splash of orange juice. The store also will offer fresh Danish pastries, oatmeal and Clif Bars, Lyles said.
"What's better than getting a cup of coffee from a girl with a great personality in a bikini?" Lyles asked.
It's the latest in a subgenre of restaurants known as "breastaraunts," which include Hooters, Twin Peaks and the Tilted Kilt.
In 2012, the Barista Cafe in Scottsdale attempted to win customers with a similar appeal, a la women dressed in short shorts and sports bras, but the coffeepot ran dry within the year.
Bikini Beans Espresso, on the other hand, is stripping down to the barely clad. With just days until the grand opening, the employees are catching up on their tans.
"The #bikinibeanbabes are always sun bathing to prepare for the big day to finally meet all of our wonderful supporters. Catch us rockin' out some of the hottest bikinis serving you the yummiest of specialty coffee AZ has ever tasted!" the Bikini Beans Espresso Facebook page says.
"Sexpresso" started in 2007 when Seattle-based coffee shops started looking for alternative ways to serve espresso in an already caffeinated market.
They may be onto something. In 2013, men 18-54 spent almost $7 billion at coffee shops, according to STUDYLOGIC, a New York-based marketing-research company.