Zo nu en dan ben ik op zoek naar nieuwsberichten over koffie. Zo kwam ik een bericht tegen over het aanpakken van espressobars in de omgeving van Seatle omdat daar schaars geklede barista’s inmiddels niet alleen maar espresso serveerden, maar zo langzamerhand ook andere services boden. “Cities cooling off bikini baristas’ sexpresso acts” zo luidde de titel.
(Heb ik net een vorig blogbericht geschreven over Diva Dichtbij, bedenk ik mij nu…)
Hoe het ook zij, sexpresso bestaat! Ik had het echter niet kunnen verzinnen en hou het liever bij het pure genot van goede koffiebonen.
Bij deze een “decent” plaatje ervan.
Cities cooling off bikini baristas’ sexpresso acts
Saturday, February 6, 2010 2:57 AM
By Gene Johnson
EVERETT, Wash. — Coffee shops in the Seattle area introduced the world to “bikini baristas” three years ago, hiring attractive young women to serve up steamy espressos and lattes while wearing as little as a G-string and pasties.
But cities are now taking a closer look at the “sexpresso” stand craze after police investigations revealed that some baristas were serving coffee with a side of something not legal even at many strip clubs.
Five bikini baristas in Everett are accused of charging up to $80 to let customers fondle or photograph them as they put on erotic shows — sometimes in view of passing traffic. They face court dates on prostitution charges this month.
In images so graphic that officials were reluctant to release them under public disclosure requests, undercover officers photographed them performing various suggestive acts. While such acts may not constitute traditional prostitution, authorities say they met the legal definition of engaging in sexual conduct for a fee.
“This is not Malibu Barbie standing at a coffee stand selling coffee,” said city of Everett spokeswoman Kate Reardon. “We had citations for prostitution. That’s totally different.”
The bikini barista trend emerged in recent years as some espresso stands sought to stand out amid the heavy competition for coffee business in a region that is home to Starbucks. There are now dozens of such shops in the region, with names like Brewlesque, Twin Perks and Java Juggs. They’re typically stand-alone shacks along roadsides or in parking lots, often noticeable for their come-hither signs and a long line of pick-up trucks at the window.
The bikini shops have always stirred up controversy, with some cities threatening to shut them down unless their employees covered up.