This week, coffee chain Peet’s Coffee debuted a vegan Maple Spice Cold Brewed Oat Latte as part of its Fall 2020 seasonal beverage menu, available until November 3. The new iced beverage features maple, baking spice, and oat milk, blended together with Baridi Blend Cold Brew. Additionally, Peet’s offers a variety of plant-based milks (soy, oat, and almond) that can be substituted in place of dairy in its other seasonal fall offerings to create vegan-friendly beverages, including Pumpkin Latte and Maple Latte—which can be ordered iced or hot.
“We are always looking for new ways to delight our consumers and love crafting beverages that bring the season to life,” Patrick Main, Senior Research & Development Manager at Peet’s Coffee, said. “As more consumers look for in-trend cold coffee beverages to enjoy all year round, we have combined the full-bodied flavors of maple, a growing favorite, and pumpkin, a beloved classic, into an invigorating cold beverage. From seasonal offerings served cold to plant-based dairy options, we are excited to offer both new and returning beverages this fall that provide consumers with endless options, all the while showcasing our continued innovation.”
Competing coffee chain Starbucks now also offers a variety of plant-based milks. However, its coveted Pumpkin Spice Latte still cannot be ordered vegan due to the presence of condensed milk in its pumpkin spice sauce.