Baristas Included in Fortune Magazines "Fortune 500" Edition in a "Special Company Highlight" on News Stands Now

SEATTLE, June 3, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Baristas Coffee Company, Inc. (OTCPK:BCCI), Via Globenewswire NASDAQ OMX worldwide news service announced that it is being included in a "Special Company Highlight" that is in the current Fortune 500 edition of Fortune Magazine. Baristas is a fast growing U.S. based beverage and branded Products Company.

The "Special Company Profile" which is included in the current issue of Fortune Magazine highlights Baristas as the largest and fastest growing Costume Themed Coffee Company in The World. The Profile also showcases other media that Baristas has been featured or included in.

CEO Barry Henthorn stated: "Fortune Magazine has been a resource and respected authority for current and emerging businesses since the great depression. Being included in their most coveted issue will continue to bring exposure and credibility to Baristas at a time when its business model is gaining popularity and broadening its appeal. As has proven to be the case with Baristas topping the Fundamentals Reports "Most Explosive Companies" list in this month's Forbes magazine and Baristas being designated as "Most Exciting New Franchise" in the 2014 Franchise Opportunities Guide found in the current issue of Inc. Magazine, we expect that the exposure in Fortune will lead to profitable business opportunities."

About Fortune: Fortune is a global leader in business journalism with a domestic print and tablet circulation of over 845,000 and a global readership of nearly 5 million, which include major franchises such as the FORTUNE 500 and the FORTUNE 100. The Fortune 500 is an annual list compiled and published by Fortune magazine that ranks the top 500 U.S. closely held and public corporations as ranked by their gross revenue after adjustments made by Fortune to exclude the impact of excise taxes companies incur. The list includes publicly and privately held companies for which revenues are publicly available. The first Fortune 500 list was published in 1955. The Fortune 500 edition is by far the largest and most prestigious annual editions published by the magazine.

About Baristas Coffee Company (BCCI): Headquartered in the Seattle, Washington area, Baristas Coffee Company, Inc. was formed to create a national brand of drive-thru espresso stands. BCCI is accomplishing this by acquiring established businesses that fit its model, opening new locations, and by franchising. Baristas has separated itself from the competition with its "theme" of joining attractive female baristas in entertaining costumes preparing the finest beverages available on the market. Baristas Coffee Company, Inc. is currently traded publically under the symbol "BCCI:OTCPK". Baristas has made formal application to the NASDAQ Capital Markets, and has been reserved the symbol "BAPI" for trading once it has completed the process. Baristas can currently be found throughout greater Seattle as well as in Florida, and Montana. Baristas is also opening a full service Bar and Grill in Knoxville TN. Your state, Coming Soon!

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CONTACT: For Investor Relations Contact: Barry Henthorn (206)579-0222Source:Baristas Coffee Company, Inc.