Baristas Becomes Fully Reporting With the SEC -- Form 10 Registration is Now Effective

SEATTLE, Oct. 13, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Baristas Coffee Company, Inc. (OTCPK:BCCI), Via Globe Newswire, a NASDAQ OMX Company announced today that it has become fully reporting with the SEC and that the Form 10 Registration Statement that it filed on July 22nd, 2014 has gone effective. In addition, the filing of Baristas most recent 10Q brings the company current with all of its filings. The next required filing will be the 3rd quarter 10Q which is due November 15th, 2014. Baristas is now eligible for all of the benefits of being a fully reporting company which include strengthened investor confidence through transparency, established corporate governance, and the satisfaction of requirements for up listing to a major exchange.

Barry Henthorn – CEO commented, "Becoming a fully reporting issuer is the most significant step that Baristas has accomplished to date in our process of up listing to a major exchange. It has required completing audited financials, submitting and having a Form 10 Registration Statement accepted by and now becoming effective with the SEC. and adhering to significantly more stringent requirements. Completing this step is a major accomplishment towards Baristas moving to a major exchange and establishes a firm foundation for moving forward. Baristas intends to continue to maintain its status as a fully reporting issuer and can now complete the remaining steps required for up listing."

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 is also the subject of "Baristas Grounded in Seattle," a reality TV show that premiered Oct. 11, 2014 on WE tv that takes an unprecedented and brutally honest look into the lives behind the scenes of girls from a variety of backgrounds who work in the Baristas stands. Baristas can currently be found in six greater Seattle area locations as well as in Florida, and Montana. Your state, Coming Soon!

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