Seattle’s Best Beverage Caffeine Guide

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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 Beverage Small
(12 fl oz)
Medium
(16 fl oz)
Large
(20 fl oz)
Brewed Coffee 260 mg 330 mg 415 mg
Espresso 75 mg
(Single)
150 mg
(double)
225 mg
(triple)
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
Cold Beverage Small
(12 fl oz)
Medium
(16 fl oz)
Large
(24 fl oz)
Extra Large
(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:
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  • Burger King
  • Rubi
  • ExtraMile
  • Subway
  • AMC
  • Delta
  • Macs

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

How Does it Compare?

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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Written by Ted Kallmyer, last updated on March 5, 2021