Baristas Opens in Tempe by ASU

Feb 19, 2013, 08:01 ET from Baristas Coffee Company, Inc.

SEATTLE, Feb. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Baristas Coffee Company, Inc. (OTCPK: BCCI) announced that it has opened its first location in Tempe, AZ.

The newly constructed location is at 1845 E. University Drive, Tempe, AZ 85281 approximately 6000 feet from the ASU campus is situated in conjunction with Arizona's first green construction and technology car wash, opened this morning at 5:00am  Tuesday, February 19, 2013.

The site was formerly an abandoned gas station that has been cleaned up using state of the art sustainable green technology.  Some of the features include the collection of rain water, recycling it to be used for landscape irrigation as well as for the patio fountain.  Additionally, permeable pavers capture all parking lot surface water allowing for natural storm water retention and drainage, and heat gain reduction. The building is also constructed of blocks made from recycled polystyrene, which provides increased strength and insulation value and recycled denim is used as ceiling insulation in lieu of toxic fiberglass. Energy saving enhancements such as a geothermal A.C System, computer managed lighting and motor controls contribute to electric energy conservation and the site even contains a receptacle for electric car charging. The carwash also collects, treats, and re-uses all water and other chemicals producing biodegradable, environment friendly wash solutions.

"We are especially proud to have opened in this amazingly environmentally conscious and energy efficient facility. I have been encouraged by the number of people who have walked up to us while we were moving in well aware of our brand and quality of coffee to welcome us.  We have also been able to hire many current and former students from ASU to work in our Tempe and Fountain  Hills locations as a result of our close proximity to the campus. We are also thankful to be situated among the only five star car wash in the area 'Wash Wizard' who has the washing contract for both the Fire dept. and the Police dept.  In addition, we are thrilled that we have the leading revolutionary electric car charging station at our doorstep," stated Barry Henthorn CEO.

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 Arizona, Texas, Florida, and Montana. Your state, Coming Soon!

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