Seattle’s Best Beverage Caffeine Guide

Seattle's best beverage caffeine
Seattle’s Best Coffee is a company owned by Starbucks, but operates quite differently. They recently have been transitioning to small franchised drive-thru locations with limited options.

Seattle’s Best Brewed Coffee has the same caffeine as their parent company’s brewed coffee does.

Here’s how Seattle’s Best Drive-Thru Coffee Beverages break down caffeine wise.

Seattle’s Best Beverage Caffeine

  • Hot
  • Cold
Hot BeverageSmall
(12 floz)
(16 floz)
(20 floz)
Brewed Coffee260mg330mg415mg
Classic Latte75mg150mg225mg
Cafe Mocha80mg160mg235mg
S’mores Mocha85mg165mg240mg
Caramel Pretzel Mocha80mg160mg235mg
Mint Chocolate Chip Mocha80mg160mg235mg
Caramel Candy Latte75mg150mg225mg
Hazelnut Creme Latte75mg150mg225mg
Birthday Cake Latte75mg150mg225mg
Cold BeverageSmall
(12 floz)
(16 floz)
(24 floz)
Extra Large
(31 floz)
Iced Brewed Coffee35mg45mg55mg85mg
Iced Mocha80mg160mg235mg
Iced Mint Choc. Mocha80mg160mg235mg
Frozen Mint Choc. Mocha80mg110mg140mg
Iced S’mores Mocha80mg160mg240mg
Frozen S’mores Mocha85mg120mg155mg
Iced Caramel Pretzel Mocha80mg160mg235mg
Frozen Caramel Pretzel Mocha80mg115mg145mg
Frozen Caramel Latte80mg115mg145mg
Iced Caramel Candy Latte75mg150mg225mg
Frozen Caramel Candy Latte80mg110mg135mg*
Iced Hazelnut Creme Latte75mg150mg225mg
Frozen Hazelnut Creme Latte80mg105mg135mg
Iced Birthday Cake Latte75mg150mg225mg
Frozen Birthday Cake Latte80mg105mg135mg

Accuracy? Caffeine in Coffee Can Vary

Seattle’s Best caffeine is based on the average amount of caffeine consumers could expect to find in their coffee.

Their are several factors that can influence the caffeine content such as brew type/length, coffee bean quality, and precise measuring of ground coffee and water.

Seattle’s Best History

Seattle’s Best in the second largest coffee roaster in the USA. They started in the 1970’s as just a coffee roaster until opening a few cafes called Wet Whisker in the 80’s. The name was changed to Stewart Brothers Coffee, and then Seattle’s Best Coffee in the 1990’s. Starbucks bought the company a decade later.

Besides Seattle’s Best company owned stores and franchised drive-thru’s, their coffee is also served at other “partner” locations such as:

As well as in Seattle’s Best Coffee vending machines throughout the county in locations like motels and offices.

The caffeine in Seattle’s Best Coffee served at partner locations could vary from what they list as the amount expected at their franchised drive-thru stores.

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Source: Seattle’s Best Nutritional Information.

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Last Modified: April 5, 2016