SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash--Another bikini barista shop opens this week in Spokane Valley. The coffee stand is owned by someone who already has a lingerie coffee shop and a traditional espresso stand within the area.
The new espresso stand opens Wednesday near Sprague and Pines. It will be the second XXXtreme Espresso stand in the Spokane area.
“We felt like it was just a really good opportunity space wise to get something new going in the valley, something that they don't have," said manager Niqui Kukel.
The owner of XXXtreme Espresso also owns and operates a traditional coffee stand. Yet, the owner told KREM 2 News that they are expanding the bikini barista stands because the lingerie look attracts so much business. Kukel said about 30% of their customers are actually women.
"We opened the one on Northwest Boulevard. It has done so well in the last six months that we just thought we would bring something different to the Spokane Valley,” said Kukel.
XXXtreme Espresso staff said they are prepared for new customers as well as the controversy that comes with it.
"People are going to have their opinions and absolutely have the right to do so. We're doing what we're doing and we're making a living," said Kukel
Owners of the espresso stands said they are also considering a third location in downtown.