Baristas Uplists From Pink Sheets to OTCQB - on Way to Nasdaq Capital Markets

SEATTLE, Feb. 10, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Baristas Coffee Company, Inc. (OTCQB:BCCI), via GlobeNewswire, a Nasdaq Company, announced that it has uplisted from the "Pink Sheets" and is now trading on the OTCQB. Companies that trade on the OTCQB marketplace can buy and sell securities in a manner almost identical to that of trading NYSE or Seattle, NASDAQ securities, through the broker of their choice (institutional, online, retail).

Baristas CEO Barry Henthorn stated: "This is a milestone that will allow institutional investors and market makers who were not previously able to buy and sell BCCI to not only execute on unsolicited orders but to make recommendations to their clients if they choose to. It also opens the market for individual investors who as a rule do not choose to invest in Pink Sheet Companies. The increased requirements of accountability and disclosures along with a vetting of the organization and management provide greater confidence in the information disclosed. I want to thank the staff and many service providers for diligently working in order to make this possible. Baristas will continue working through its application to be traded on the NASDAQ Capital Markets and growing its core business."

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 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 seven 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.