We first got the complaint about four years ago. A man was shocked, scandalized, and appalled by the change in his local drive-through coffee stand. The female employees, it seems, had traded in their stir sticks and pastries, for stickers and pasties that barely covered their breasts.
They call it “sexpresso” and the phenomenon, including Topless Tuesdays, is turning heads in the Pacific Northwest, home of Starbucks and many other pioneering coffee innovations.
Parents, neighbors, and competitors have had mixed reactions. Some love it, and some hate it, but it isn’t going away.
And the man who complained to us so long ago? After ranting for some time about the lewdness of the business, he finally told us he just wanted to get back the $300 he had spent there.
Are there lingerie-clad baristas in your community? Should there be?