In the United States, this marketing trend sometimes referred to as sexpresso   or bareista   originated in the SeattleWashington area in the early s. There have been incidents. I should be able to choose to work here as I please. Four years ago, Carmela Panicowho owned several stands in the area, pleaded guilty to running a multimillion-dollar prostitution ring and a police officer was jailed for tipping her off about undercover police stings in exchange for sex. Powell recounts a couple of alarming incidents. Bikini Beans is another such place in the US. In Some love the scantily-clad coffee servers, but others have complained on moral grounds.
A Los Angeles area store called "Bikini Espresso" only lasted four months in the Los Angeles area inand closed with complaints of over-regulation.
The Daily Citizen Dalton. Police said other sexual activities took place at the coffee stand, including a game in which customers would throw wadded up money at the girls, who would try to catch it in their underwear. The owners of "Espresso Gone Wild" in Belfair were being told that their baristas are violating an erotic entertainment ordinance. Ten minutes go by and this guy is circling the cabin. Archived from the original on July 18, Coffee with a Sexy Twist".