Peet’s Coffee Is Now Offering Dairy-Free Whipped Cream, Plus Three New Vegan-Friendly Drinks

House-made vegan whipped cream is now an official (and permanent) menu item at Peet’s Coffee & Tea.

Initially launched this summer as a part of the “Coffee Meets Coconut” campaign, Peet’s house-made whipped cream is made with KARA coconut cream and simple syrup and is available for an additional 35 cents.

“Coconut has always been popular amongst our customers, so we’re thrilled to bring it back in a big way,” Patrick Main, Senior R&D Manager at Peet’s Coffee said in a press release.

“We know that many customers will be pleased with these authentic and fresh-tasting coconut beverages, particularly as we introduce Whipped Coconut Cream as a topping option. Made with real coconut cream lightly sweetened with cane sugar, this is the perfect non-dairy alternative to whipped cream.”

According to Go Dairy Free, the company is celebrating the dairy-free treat with three new non-dairy drinks – the Coconut Crème Latte, made with espresso, non-dairy milk, coconut syrup, and melted coconut cream; the Coconut Solstice Tea, made with Summer Solstice Black Iced Tea with coconut syrup and non-dairy milk; and the Coconut Crème Javiva, an ice blended beverage made with coffee, coconut syrup, non-dairy milk, topped with coconut whipped cream.

Peet’s also offers a variety of dairy-free baked goods such as the Wheat Free Morning Glory Muffin (made with gluten free all-purpose flour, carrots, coconut, sunflower seeds, cinnamon, and vanilla), Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies, Vegan Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, Vegan Ginger Cookies, Low Fat Vegan Apricot Oatmeal Scones, and Vegan Sesame Bagels, in addition to a variety of vegan fruit bowls and oatmeal.

Peet’s Coffee is also introducing three brand new holiday beverages in addition to the three non-dairy drink options as a part of its 50th anniversary and “Coffee First” campaign.

“As we approach the holidays, we are thrilled to introduce a bold blend and a series of delicious beverages that add cheer to the celebrations of the moment,” Dave Burwick, Peet’s Coffee CEO said.

According to a company press release, Peet’s new holiday menu (available from Nov. 2 to Jan. 3, 2017) includes:

  • Havana Dulce Cappuccino ($3.80 – $5.10): Spinning a traditional Latin American flavor with hand-pulled espresso and freshly steamed milk for a creamy, caramel take on our Havana Cappuccino.
  • Canela Dulce Black Tie ($3.15 – $4.60): A fresh twist on a fan favorite features Peet’s Baridi Blend Cold Brew layered with cinnamon flavor, dulce de leche, and topped with a gossamer float of half and half.
  • Mighty Leaf Earl Grey Tea Latte ($3.35 – $4.60): Mighty Leaf Earl Grey Tea skillfully crafted with citrusy bergamot and freshly steamed milk.

“Latin American saveur has flourished in the past year and given the continent’s rich coffee culture, we felt it only natural to harness the flavor inspirations of dulce de leche for our 2016 holiday handcrafted beverages,” Main said.

The press release also listed returning seasonal beverages, including:

  • Peppermint Mocha ($4.10 – $5.30): Hand-pulled espresso infused with rich chocolate sauce and the fragrant flavor of peppermint, topped with a cloud of whipped cream.
  • Eggnog Latte ($3.65 – $4.90): Hand pulled espresso steamed with real, authentic eggnog.
  • Pumpkin Latte ($3.55 – $4.85): Coffee-forward, pumpkin flavored latte finished with a dusting of baking spice.

“As always, our Coffee team has expertly sourced the year’s best beans to create a menu lineup that conjures the flavor, aroma, and spirit of the holidays,” Burwick added.

For customers who prefer coffee to lattes, Peet’s also released its annual Holiday Blend, comprised of beans from Guatemala for notes of bittersweet chocolate, Sumatra for tropical spice, and Kenya for a rich, dark berry taste.

Peet’s Holiday Blend is now available in regular, decaf, and K-cup packs until Jan. 3, 2017.

Peet’s Coffee will be supporting local communities between Dec. 12 and Dec. 24; During this time the company will donate 10 percent of all bean sales across five non-profit organizations.

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