Baristas in bikinis perk up Fremont coffee business

FREMONT — There are plenty of coffee shops in Fremont, but those with pretty young women working in bikinis are hard to find.

That combination is “a gold mine,” said Robert Martinez, a formerly out-of-work general contractor who, desperate to help pay his sons’ college bills, has opened Your Coffee Cups — the Bay Area’s first bikini barista drive-though coffee business.

GetImage.ashxThe establishment, in a Warm Springs district strip mall, serves Mr. Espresso coffee in a 16-ounce “C-Cup” for $1.85.

But the real draw may be the view that comes with each purchase, evidenced by the fact that all 22 drive-through customers during a one-hour stretch Thursday morning were men.

“I’m spoiled,” said Ken Lockett, a burly Fremont machinist, just before a barista wearing little more than a bikini top and short shorts asked him, “Is your coffee good?”

“It’s always good,” Lockett replied smiling, before leaving a tip.

By : Matthew Artz
Oakland Tribune

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