Baristas Heralded in Inc. Magazine's "Fast Growing Franchise" Article and Voted "Best Opportunity Value"

SEATTLE, Feb. 12, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Baristas Coffee Company, Inc. (OTCQB:BCCI), via GlobeNewswire, a Nasdaq Company, "Seattle's World Famous Costume Coffee" announced that it has been included in the March Issue of Inc. Magazine in an article titled "Fast-Growing Franchises Lead Industry Into 2015". The article which focuses on 2015's fast growing franchises forecasts an expected 8 to 10 locations open in early 2015. The article attributes this growth to a combination of the high level of awareness created by the company including the success of the reality show "Baristas Grounded In Seattle" and, importantly, the low cost structure available to implement a franchise. Baristas was also voted "Best Opportunity Value" by the Franchise and License Resource Guide included in the magazine.

Baristas CEO Barry Henthorn stated: Since being designated "Most Exciting New Franchise" in Inc. Magazine last year we have been impressed by the quality of franchise partners that we have been approached by. Inc. Magazine has a very substantial following and we are thrilled to be included in the article discussing fast growing franchises in the latest issue due out this month. We are also very pleased to have been voted "Best Opportunity Value" in the issue as well. Baristas is poised to capitalize on the recent exposure and notoriety that has stemmed from our media exposure not only about our business opportunities but from the reality show profiling some our most interesting characters as well. We are focused on the expansion of our drive through business as well as other refinements to our traditional 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: Barry Henthorn (206)579-0222Source:Baristas Coffee Company, Inc.