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Marley Coffee Announces Official Sponsorship of the 2015 Youth Action Island Summit and 5 Gyres S.E.A. Change Ocean Expedition

DENVER, June 2, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Marley Coffee (OTCQB:JAMN), the sustainably grown, ethically farmed and artisan-roasted premium coffee company, today announced its official sponsorship of the 2015 Youth Action Island Summit taking place June 5-7 in Cape Eleuthera, The Bahamas. The event supports the mission of 5 Gyres Institute, a non-profit organization that seeks to engage people in design and policy solutions to end the global health threat of plastic pollution, and is co-hosted by The Island School, Cape Eleuthera Institute, musician Jack Johnson, and All At Once.

Marley Coffee will also be sponsoring a student ambassador from Jamaica to attend and represent the company at the summit, a three-day gathering of activists, artists, scientists, educators and island youth to explore and generate solutions to plastic pollution for island nations around the world. The summit serves to support the 5 Gyres three week S.E.A Change Ocean expedition, which will collect important research on marine plastic pollution while also inspiring leaders in ocean conservation.

Rooted in the Marley family values of love, passion and social responsibility, Marley Coffee's principles align with the conference mission of developing solutions to reduce plastic waste. This summer, Marley Coffee is introducing the Recyclable RealCup, an easy-to-recycle sustainable single-serve capsule that will drastically reduce the amount of waste in comparison to that produced by traditional capsules. Marley Coffee is the first premium coffee brand to bring the recyclable RealCup to market, five years ahead of industry giants.

"We are honored to sponsor the youth summit and 5 Gyres S.E.A. Change Ocean Expedition as its mission of reducing the amount of plastic waste is something that we strongly believe in," said Rohan Marley, Chairman and Founder of Marley Coffee. "Over 10 billion single-serve capsules are discarded in landfills annually in North America alone. If we can convince 1% of consumers to switch to our recyclable RealCup, we can keep 100 million capsules out of landfills. Sending a student ambassador from Jamaica to the youth summit speaks not only speaks to Marley Coffee's roots, but is also a powerful experience for that student to make an impact on environmental issues that are becoming more important every day."

Like many island nations, the once pristine waters of The Bahamas have been overrun by plastic pollution. Because of their location on the border of the North Atlantic gyres, The Bahamas also serve as a collection site for the worldwide plastic waste that has been carelessly washed away to sea. The youth summit will provide students with the tools needed to empower them to find and pursue solutions to the plastic waste pollution that plagues islands around the world.

"As someone who loves and lives in the ocean, I couldn't be more excited to be participating in 5 Gyre's S.E.A. Change Expedition and Youth Summit. I look forward to learning alongside the students while helping to raise awareness of the importance of reducing our dependency on single use plastics," said Jack Johnson, Hawaiian-born musician, waterman, activist and 5 Gyres supporter.

For more information on the 5 Gyres Institute, S.E.A. Change Expedition and the 2015 Youth Action Island Summit, visit www.5gyres.org. For more information on Marley Coffee, visit www.marleycoffee.com or contact Jessica Weeg at 219-212-0321 or weeg@havasformula.com.

About Jammin Java Corp., d/b/a Marley Coffee

Marley Coffee (corporate name Jammin Java Corp.) is a U.S.-based company that provides premium, artisan roasted coffee to the grocery, retail, online, service, hospitality, office coffee service and big box store industry. Under its exclusive licensing agreement with 56 Hope Road, the company continues to develop its coffee lines under the Marley Coffee brand. The company is a fully reporting company quoted on the OTCQB under the symbol "JAMN." For additional information, follow Marley Coffee on Facebook, Twitter and visit MarleyCoffee.com or visit the Investor Relations section at Investor.MarleyCoffee.com.

CONTACT: Media Contact: Jessica Weeg Havas Formula 212-219-0321 Weeg@havasformula.com

Source: Marley Coffee