Baristas Form 10 Registration Statement Filed With and Accepted by the SEC -- All Audited Financials Completed, Continues Moving Forward With Uplisting to Senior Exchange

SEATTLE, July 23, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Baristas Coffee Company, Inc. (OTCPK:BCCI), via NASDAQ OMX GlobeNewswire announced that it has Filed and had accepted its Form 10 Registration of Securities with the U.S. Securities And Exchange Commission in order to become a fully reporting issuer. Part of the submission included audited financial statements for all required periods. The filing can be viewed at under Company Filings for Baristas Coffee Company, Inc.

CEO Barry Henthorn stated: "Now that we have filed our Form 10 and all required audited financials we will be aggressively pursuing moving Baristas to a senior exchange and completing new business ventures. Completing this step allows us to move forward with the primary goals of the Company and to expand upon recent opportunities. We want to thank the many employees, professionals, and advisors that have contributed to our reaching this vital milestone. We intend to remain current in all SEC and other required filings of a fully reporting company from this point forward. Baristas anticipates reaching fully reporting status by the end of September 2014."

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, has filed a Form 10 Registration Statement, 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.