Baristas Adds Beer, Wine, and Cigarettes to Costumed Themed Drive Thru Coffee Stands

SEATTLE, Oct. 16, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Baristas Coffee Company, Inc. (OTCPK:BCCI),via Globe Newswire, a NASDAQ OMX Company, announced today that it has obtained a license to sell beer, wine, and cigarettes in Cape Coral, Florida. The first location to carry the new products at the drive thru is located at 3914 S. Del Prado Blvd., Cape Coral, Florida. Beer Wine and cigarettes are expected to be available in approximately two weeks at the Del Prado location and to expand to other baristas locations in Florida shortly thereafter. Customers will be able to purchase the items from the drive thru from the Baristas without ever needing to leave their cars.

Barry Henthorn – CEO commented; "The addition of beer and wine in our Florida locations is expected to increase revenues and to build customer loyalty. We are very pleased to have completed the regulatory process and to begin expanding our offerings. This addition was in direct response to what our existing customers have told us that they wanted and is much anticipated. Our partners have been in the liquor business for multiple generations and their guidance, experience, and acumen specific to this aspect of our business has proven invaluable. We hope to expand similar offerings in other Baristas locations where applicable throughout the nation."

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 (and can be viewed for a short time at 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.