Jimmy Butler is charging teammates $20 for premium coffee from his hotel room, and it's the savviest business happening inside the NBA bubble

Kim Klement-USA TODAY SportsMiami Heat forward Jimmy Butler.
  • Jimmy Butler is making a killing selling coffee inside the NBA bubble.
  • Butler told ESPN that good coffee was tough to come by inside the bubble but that he’d been using his French press to provide players with a quality product.
  • Butler charges $US20 a cup, regardless of the size, but he joked that he might up the price to $US30 soon.
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Jimmy Butler has found himself a new hustle, becoming the barista of the NBA bubble.

With players across the NBA living without the comforts of home, Butler recognised a gap in the marketplace, and, like any good businessman, he made the most of it.

Butler recently told ESPN’s Rachel Nichols that he had been charging players as much as $US20 a cup for coffee from his French press, as good coffee was hard to find within the confines of the bubble.

“You can’t get coffee nowhere here,” Butler said. “So I might bump it up to $US30 a cup. Just depends. People here can afford it.”

A sign from his hotel room showed that at Butler’s coffee shop, it was a $US20 flat fee, regardless of the size.

Ahead of his game on Tuesday, Butler appeared to show off his coffee skills while walking to the locker room.

With the Miami Heat set to begin their first-round series against Indiana on Tuesday, chances are prices are about to go up for Pacers looking for their caffeine fix.

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