Seattle’s Best Beverage Caffeine Guide
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.
Here’s how Seattle’s Best Drive-Thru Coffee Beverages break down caffeine wise.
Seattle’s Best Beverage Caffeine
(12 fl oz)
(16 fl oz)
(20 fl oz)
|Brewed Coffee||260 mg||330 mg||415 mg|
|Classic Latte||75 mg||150 mg||225 mg|
|Cafe Mocha||80 mg||160 mg||235 mg|
|Cappuccino||75 mg||150 mg||225 mg|
|S’mores Mocha||85 mg||165 mg||240 mg|
|Caramel Pretzel Mocha||80 mg||160 mg||235 mg|
|Mint Chocolate Chip Mocha||80 mg||160 mg||235 mg|
|Caramel Candy Latte||75 mg||150 mg||225 mg|
|Hazelnut Creme Latte||75 mg||150 mg||225 mg|
|Birthday Cake Latte||75 mg||150 mg||225 mg|
(12 fl oz)
(16 fl oz)
(24 fl oz)
(31 fl oz)
|Iced Brewed Coffee||35 mg||45 mg||55 mg||85 mg|
|Iced Mocha||80 mg||160 mg||235 mg||–|
|Iced Mint Choc. Mocha||80 mg||160 mg||235 mg||–|
|Frozen Mint Choc. Mocha||80 mg||110 mg||140 mg||–|
|Iced S’mores Mocha||80 mg||160 mg||240 mg||–|
|Frozen S’mores Mocha||85 mg||120 mg||155 mg||–|
|Iced Caramel Pretzel Mocha||80 mg||160 mg||235 mg||–|
|Frozen Caramel Pretzel Mocha||80 mg||115 mg||145 mg||–|
|Frozen Caramel Latte||80 mg||115 mg||145 mg||–|
|Iced Caramel Candy Latte||75 mg||150 mg||225 mg||–|
|Frozen Caramel Candy Latte||80 mg||110 mg||135 mg*||–|
|Iced Hazelnut Creme Latte||75 mg||150 mg||225 mg||–|
|Frozen Hazelnut Creme Latte||80 mg||105 mg||135 mg||–|
|Iced Birthday Cake Latte||75 mg||150 mg||225 mg||–|
|Frozen Birthday Cake Latte||80 mg||105 mg||135 mg||–|
Accuracy? Caffeine in Coffee Can Vary
NOTE: The numbers above originally came from nutritional data published on Seattles Best website in 2014. By 2020 this information was no longer available.
Seattle’s Best caffeine is based on the average amount of caffeine consumers could expect to find in their coffee.
There 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 1970s as just a coffee roaster until opening a few cafes called Wet Whisker in the ’80s. The name was changed to Stewart Brothers Coffee, and then Seattle’s Best Coffee in the 1990s. 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:
- Burger King
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.