Baristas Ice Cream heading to Gristedes

Mar 25, 2013, 06:22 ET from Baristas Coffee Company Inc.

SEATTLE, March 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Baristas Coffee Company Inc. (OTCPK: BCCI) or ("the Company"), a fast growing U.S. based beverage and branded products company, has today announced that Gristedes will carry Baristas indulgent collection of coffee ice cream ("Barista Coffee Creations"), featuring classic flavors like "Caramel Cappuccino" and new specialty creations like "Coconut Cafe Latte."

The products will be available in approximately 30 Gristedes Supermarkets throughout Manhattan (New York) beginning  April 15th.  A list of locations can be found at under the locations tab.

The first run includes four packs of ice cream bars in both "Caramel Cappuccino" a caramel swirled coffee ice cream enrobed in dark chocolate and "Coconut Cafe Latte" a coconut swirled coffee ice cream enrobed in dark chocolate. 

Barry Henthorn, CEO commented; "The reception from established icons in the grocery business in New York such as Gristedes has been humbling. The ability to persevere and build a business that can thrive for generations such as in the case of the Gristedes legacy is inspiring. We are proud to have our products being sold through a company that has endured success, rich with tradition catering to a discerning clientele who choose top-notch products throughout generations."

Calip Dairies owner Martin Kelly said, "We are approached by hundreds of companies each year to develop and distribute their product line and are very selective; only looking for products that are distinctive and show great potential.  When we met with the team at Baristas, we knew immediately that the brand was special and the executive management team was capable of a successful launch."  He continued, "now that we have completed the process of development, manufacturing, and have begun distribution into major retail outlets, we are validated by the response to the product that our instincts were correct. We look forward to working with Baristas and developing additional product lines to compliment this truly unique product line that will be well received in the marketplace."

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 can currently be found in six greater Seattle area locations as well as in Texas, Florida, and Montana. Your state, Coming Soon!

About Gristedes: Founded in 1888 by two teenage brothers Dietrich and Charles Gristede. Gristedes offers fresh meat, produce, dairy products, baked, frozen foods, gourmet foods, and nonfood items. Today, Gristedes proudly operates over 30 stores throughout Manhattan, Westchester and Brooklyn including a store on Roosevelt Island. Management, and associates alike, can well be proud of the history attached to the name of this New York "landmark".

About Calip Dairies, Inc. Calip Dairies is a major New York based regional ice cream and frozen foods distribution company with a fleet of approximately 150 freezer delivery trucks, thousands of display freezers and annual sales in excess of 50 million dollars. Calip distributes ice cream and frozen food products to over 6000 "Point of Sale-(POS)" locations in the New York City metropolitan area. Calip exclusively distributes several branded ice cream products including Nestle, Hagan Daz, Skinny Cow, Ciao Bella and Edy's along with numerous other brands.  Our most resent specialty line is Baristas Coffee Creations specialty ice cream products which have just been launched.

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