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The scantily clad baristas at Hot Chick-a-Latte will gladly serve you A-Cup of coffee, although you might prefer the Double D

Coffee culture in Denver has finally arrived.

Hot Chick-a-Latte, one of a couple of "bikini coffee" concepts from the Pacific Northwest has opened a bright pink location (well, mostly pink; they seem to have run out of paint half way through) in the A-frame building at 4736 East Colfax Avenue - former home to many other eateries, including Atomic Wings, Rib Shack and a Der Wienerschnitzel.

The ladies there serve your Joe in one of several "cup" sizes while wearing a different revealing outfit -- everything from cowgirls to naughty school girls to pink feather boas -- each day of the week.

And if business is slow - which is hasn't been - the girls hit the streets - in costume - waving signs that certainly perk up drivers.

Hot Chick-a-Latte has four shops in the Seattle area, but this is the first one in Denver; a similar company, Perky Cups, opened a store in Aurora last fall. (No one from Hot Chick-a-Latte returned calls seeking comment.)

And don't confuse it with Chicka Latte Beautiful Coffee, also from the Seattle area, which offers a slightly more classed up version of the same thing.

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Jonathan Shikes is a Denver native who writes about business and beer for Westword.
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