In Terror Brew, you start out retrieving some Coffee Beans for a coffee-lover named Markieff in Starfield before things take a turn.
“Starfield Terror Brew” presents an intriguing side mission that beckons you to embark on a voyage to a remote planet, where you must retrieve fermented coffee beans from a formidable predator, all in the pursuit of crafting the world’s finest coffee.
In the end, a crucial decision awaits you: will you bestow the prized fermented coffee beans upon Markieff or opt for the rival competitor, each choice laden with its own unique advantages?
Prepare yourself for an adventure infused with a touch of terror, all in the name of brewing the most exceptional coffee imaginable. It’s remarkable what lengths we’ll go to for that perfect cup of joe, isn’t it?
This mission, a curious blend of the bizarre and enjoyable, promises substantial rewards that are simply too enticing to pass up. Join us as we guide you step by step through the process of completing the Terror Brew side quest in the world of Starfield.
How to unlock the Terror Brew mission
To embark on the Terror Brew quest in Starfield, you’ll first need to unlock it by venturing to New Atlantis, a prominent city situated on the planet Jemison within the Alpha Centauri Star System.
Once in New Atlantis, make your way to the Residential District, where you’ll locate the Dawn’s Roost Restaurant. Upon entering the restaurant, your attention will be drawn to Markieff Sutherland, seated at a table.
Markieff is a rather self-assured individual who will enthusiastically share his passion for coffee while disparaging the perceived inferiority of the local brew. He may present himself as a person of refinement, but you’ll soon uncover his true character. To initiate the mission, inquire about where to find superior coffee, and he’ll divulge the peculiar origin of coffee beans fermented within the belly of an extraterrestrial predator.
As the conversation progresses, you’ll be entrusted with the task of tracking down this otherworldly creature, retrieving the prized fermented coffee beans from its remains, and in return, you’ll be generously rewarded.
How to complete Terror Brew in Starfield
Now that you have unlocked the first objective in Starfield’s Terror Brew side mission, it’s time you commence your adventure for the coffee beans. We’ll show you how things unfold.
Hunt down the Predator and retrieve the Coffee Beans
To get to the coffee beans, we must hunt down the Alien Predator called the Hunting Ikuradon and retrieve the beans from its belly.
It’s crucial to keep in mind that the predator’s location may vary between different planets, but you can simply follow the guidance of the objective marker. In our particular playthrough, the game directed us to Hyla II, a planet situated within the Hyla Star System. We touched down at the Deserted Relay Station.
Upon disembarking from your spacecraft, you’ll quickly encounter the very alien predator you’ve been seeking. Dispatch this creature and search its remains to obtain the following items:
- Fermented Coffee Beans
- Kieran Cooper’s Slate
- Settler Workwear
- Cosmetic (Bone)
- Aromatic (Gland)
Check Kieran Cooper’s Slate (Optional)
Upon obtaining the coveted fermented coffee beans, your immediate objective revolves around delivering them to Markieff. However, hold off on this for now.
Take a moment to access your inventory and delve into Kieran Cooper’s Slate, a valuable item you recently acquired from the predator’s remains. We highly recommend this step as it unlocks an alternative ending for the “Terror Brew” quest in Starfield.
Kieran Cooper’s Slate will unveil a startling revelation: he was contracted by Markieff, who fell victim to a cunning ruse and ultimately met his fate at the jaws of the predator.
After perusing the slate, you may find yourself inclined to reconsider returning the coffee beans to Markieff. But is there another option? Indeed, there is. You can opt to sell the precious coffee beans to a competitor by the name of TerraBrew.
Should you return the Coffee Beans to Markieff or TerraBrew?
Having unraveled the truth about Markieff, you might be inclined to employ a bit of deception involving the coffee beans. Upon your return to New Atlantis, you’ll be presented with two distinct choices regarding these coveted beans.
You can opt to return them to Markieff, the original requester, or you can exact a measure of retribution by selling them to TerraBrew, their competitor.
TerraBrew, our familiar player in this coffee bean saga, has been acquiring these fermented beans to perpetuate the illusion that they produce the finest coffee known to humanity.
Now that the narrative is clear and the reality of Markieff’s actions has come to light, your perspective on the matter may be significantly altered. The outcome of your decision will yield distinct rewards, and the choice lies entirely in your hands.
Starfield – Terror Brew mission rewards
Depending on who you return the fermented coffee beans to, you’ll receive the following rewards upon completing the Terror Brew side mission in Starfield.
Rewards for Returning Coffee Beans to Markieff:
Rewards for Selling Coffee Beans to TerraBrew:
- 150 XP
- 3000 Credits