The Votes Are Tallied – Here’s the Best Coffee Drink at Peet’s Coffee

by Lu, Spillin’ the Beans

I don’t know about you, but I like a little inside information when I walk into a new coffee shop, whether a little Mom and Pop café or a national brand coffee roaster. So, I thought I’d whisper in your ear about the best coffee drink at Peet’s Coffee. That way, you’ll have a go-to – or just something new to try.

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The Best Coffee Drink at Peet’s

About Peet’s Coffee


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Peet’s Coffee Variations

Compared to some competitors like Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, which has some exclusive drinks courtesy of its Ice Blended line, Peet’s is more traditional. You’ll find the standards, like the espresso, latte, mocha, macchiato, and frappe. However, Peet’s puts a little twist on some of their drinks, like turning a cappuccino into the Havana Cappuccino – the second-best coffee drink at Peet’s Coffee.

“Sweet, bold, and lightly spiced, our Havana Cappuccino begins with hand-pulled Espresso Forte and sweetened condensed milk. They’re swirled together before being topped with creamy steamed milk and a hint of cinnamon.”

– Peet’s Coffee
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Runner-Up – Havana Cappuccino

It’s a delicious twist, and I recommend it for coffee drinkers who like a little extra sweetness than a traditional cappuccino provides. The sweetened condensed milk shines through, and you get a pleasant aftertaste from the cinnamon.

The Havana Cappuccino is an excellent pick, but it’s not my number-one drink at Peet’s. I’ll call it a close second. You might also appreciate the caramel macchiato and white chocolate mocha.

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Best Coffee Drink at Peet’s

While the white chocolate mocha is also enticing, for my favorite, I went with a different cold variation. My pick for the best coffee drink at Peet’s Coffee is a cold brew drink called The Black Tie.

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The Black Tie Cold Brew

“Bold, juicy Baridi cold brew with a hint of chicory, layered over sweetened condensed milk and topped with a float of half-and-half for a marbled swirl of coffee-forward refreshment.”

– Peet’s Coffee

It’s About the Sweetened Condensed Milk

I don’t think the description does it justice, as The Black Tie is smooth, creamy, and sweet enough without being over the top. I initially hesitated to try it because of the sweetened condensed milk, as I’m not a fan of sweet drinks. But I was pleasantly surprised. The Black Tie has a touch of sugary goodness. However, it’s unique because of the sweetened condensed milk instead of sugar syrup.

While it’s served in beautiful layers, I prefer to combine them. Otherwise, your first sip is almost exclusively the sweetened condensed milk.

If you’re looking for a refreshing cold brew drink that you can’t find just anywhere, I think you’ll agree that The Black Tie is the best coffee drink at Peet’s.

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Where is Peet’s Coffee from, and What’s It All About?

In 1966, Alfred Peet set out to revolutionize the coffee world when he founded Peet’s Coffee. He left his job in the import business and opened a shop at Vine and Walnut – not far from UC Berkeley’s campus! His mission? To create unparalleled quality brews using only premium beans roasted with a meticulously calibrated system for an incredibly smooth-tasting cup of joe.

His artisan craftsmanship lives on today with every cup served – whether from one of 360 locations around America and China or brewed at home after selecting from grocery stores online! Not only do they source world-class beans to ensure optimal taste, but they also strive for sustainability. Their roastery is LEED Gold certified and has 100% responsible sourcing verified by Enveritas standards.

Peet’s Coffee in China

In an exciting development heralded as a milestone for both the global and domestic coffee industry, Peet’s Coffee®, The Original Craft Coffee™, successfully opened its inaugural international location in 2017 with the grand opening of its Shanghai flagship. With 3,900 square feet of delicious craftsmanship at 9 Donghu Lu, plus an onsite roastery to guarantee consumers only get the freshest beans from this beloved specialty brand. It looks like China got serious about caffeine!

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Peet’s US Locations

Peet’s is all over California, with more than 200 locations, but the coffee shop has a presence across the country. The top 10 US states include:









District of Columbia


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