I have a guest blogger this week. In this post, Herman gets off on a cup of coffee...

Recently  I found myself in Roseburg, Oregon while away on work.  With its streets lined with chain stores and more than a few seedy characters, I found Roseburg to be an uninspiring, somewhat sketchy town. That is, until I stopped at one of the hundreds of coffee stands there. Expecting to drive up and order my normal americano, imagine my surprise when this beauty greeted me at the window:

Judging by the smile on her face, I think she enjoyed my surprise and inability to make a coherent sentence.  I've been away from home almost two months now, so admittedly it doesn't take much to arouse my desires.  After the few minutes it took to get my coffee, the longing to reunite with my wife was heightened exponentially.

I was curious about the coffee shop, so when I got back to my room, the first thing I did (OK maybe not the first thing) was look up Bouncin’ Betty’s Coffee Company.  I found a YouTube video from a local news segment that revealed a controversy about these bikini baristas. 

Some people thought it was fun, while other’s comments ranged from:

"I find it extremely disgusting, and I'm sure I'm not the only wife and mother that feel this way," 

 "I mean, it has it's place, but not in a coffee shop."  

I wonder what she meant by 'it'. Bikini baristas have their place? Beautiful women have their place? 

Personally, I think a coffee stand is a great place for a beautiful bikini barista.  True, the coffee shop is making more money now that they hired bikini baristas, but does that mean they’re exploiting women?  Is it a bad thing to get sexually aroused while buying coffee? There’s an old saying that I think could apply here:

 “It doesn’t matter where you get your appetite, as long as you go home to eat.”

What do you think? Is this just another capitalistic exploitation of women, or a fun sexy way to get your cup of joe? 

C.C. Havens
7/3/2013 02:12:39 am

Oh wow if I lived in Roseburg I'd be buzzed on coffee all day everyday. I love feminine beauty and sensuality in all it's expressions so I'm all for bikini baristas!

Thanks for the fun post Herman.

7/3/2013 01:08:54 pm

Eh..doesn't do much for me. What about sexy men in shorts and no shirts? I don't even drink coffee but I would go there. How come we never see any of that?

C.C. Havens
7/4/2013 05:15:56 pm

Maybe because sexy men in shorts and no shirts are out surfing, mountain biking, running whitewater and kiteboarding. Our idea of a sexy male barista, M, would go crazy inside a coffee hut all day. But even if you had a Chippendale barista, I don't know if it would work. Men wouldn't go near the place so you'd only get women but on second thought you'd get ALOT of women. Hmmm...are you ready to quit your day job yet? Sounds like a promising business proposition. I could help with the employee interviews.

7/7/2013 08:16:21 am

i like the line about it not mattering where you get your appetite as long as you eat at home :-)

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