New Baristas Reality Show "Baristas Grounded in Seattle" Airs Premiere on WE tv Nationally to Strong Reviews -- Now Also Available Via Internet

SEATTLE, Oct. 13, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Baristas Coffee Company, Inc. (OTCPK:BCCI), Via Globe Newswire NASDAQ OMX worldwide announced today that the premiere of its reality show "Baristas Grounded in Seattle" aired Sat. at 9:00 to a national audience on virtually every major cable, satellite, and telecommunications provider. The show will continue to air in different time slots over the next few weeks on WE tv and can also be seen as it aired at for those who missed it or would like to view it again.

Barry Henthorn – CEO commented: "The reviews we have received have been predominantly favorable. The quality of the show along with the strength of the characters are the most common themes throughout the reviews. Baristas Grounded in Seattle is clearly a departure from traditional reality shows and sets a new standard for quality and realism that translates into compelling television. We encourage everyone to view it on WE tv and to forward the internet link for all to enjoy. We are pleasantly surprised with the amount of attention the show has received and it has had an immediate positive impact on our business. Traffic at the stands has increased as well as the quality of applicants hoping to join the staff. We have also seen an increase in franchise applications and joint marketing opportunities. I want to thank all who have worked on the project over the past years and congratulate all for their contributions that have helped make this a reality. We are looking forward to continuing the show and feel that we have a top notch set of cast and production partners that will allow us to maintain the momentum and quality of the production."

"Grounded in Seattle" produced by ReelTime Partners /TurnLeft Productions (OTCPK:RLTR) / and Baristas Coffee Company 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. Competition between the girls is fierce and the money and attention is undeniable for those who can rise to and stay on top but the lifestyle can disappear in a matter of a few bad shifts or a newcomer beating them out of their positions. Despite the rivalries and caddy malfeasance they must put all aside when working or making appearances as one of the coveted "Baristas" Baristas, but the pressure proves too hard for many who crack or turn to drugs and alcohol to try to cope, and alas a shiny new Barista takes their place. How long can the top Baristas in the country, "Payton," stay on top? If not then who will take her crown? Can "Tori" the badass new superstar and 2014 calendar cover girl keep it together before the fast pace lifestyle burns out her candle? Who will trade it all in for a normal life and a new baby? And of course which of any of the newest aspiring Baristas will take their places or get flushed out before they even get started?

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 "Grounded in Seattle" a reality TV show that premiered Oct. 11 on WE tv that takes and 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.