Rise and Grind is a side mission in Borderlands 3 (BL3). This walkthrough will guide you through all objectives of the Rise and Grind Side Quest.
Rise and Grind is unlocked when you progress through the Hostile Takeover mission.
Area: Meridian Metroplex
Quest Giver: Lorelei
Requirement: Progression through Hostile Takeover
Recommended Level: 12
Reward: 935$ / 1584XP / Eridium / Rare Shield “Mr Coffeine Shield”
Mission Info: Lorelei isn’t messing around when it comes to her caffeine fix. Do whatever you’ve gotta do to get Rise and Grind back in business and deliver that sweet, sweet cofffee to Lorelei at Watershed base. And you might want to hurry. She’s getting antsy.
- Go to Rise and Grind
- Request Service
- Talk to Barista Bot
- Kill Core Daddy
- Pick up power core
- Insert power core
- Reboot Rise and Grind
- Order coffee
- Find Maliwan commander
- Kill coffee runner
- Take to-go cup
- Return to Rise and Grind
- Defend Rise and Grind
- Place to-go cup
- Take to-go cup
- Bring coffee to Lorelei
- Help Atlas defend
- Talk to Lorelei
Starting Location: Rise and Grind
Go to Rise and Grind
From the base head down to the catch-a-ride and drive out into the city taking the path to the right at the first intersection. At the following intersection hop out of the vehicle and locate the little coffee shack on the corner and head over to the counter.
Lorelei will want you to interact with the bell to request some service. Look for the waypoint on a bell and interact with it using the action button.
Talk to Barista Bot
Once you ring the bell a bot will appear, speak to the bot for him to inform you there is no power
Kill Core Daddy
Head toward the waypoint and you will see a large armored enemy named Core Daddy, he shoots out missiles that stick into the floor and create a triangular area of affect electric field. Be careful as he will usually send out a second set before the first set expires and the two sets will connect. He will also rush towards you and slam with an electrical slam. Take cover and keep the pressure on him so his shield doesn’t regenerate and this fight shouldn’t be too difficult. Once he is dead he will lootsplode, revealing a power core.
Pick up power core
Simply pick up the Power Core left behind by the Core Daddy which is marked with a blue outline and is signaled as being a quest marker.
Insert power core
Head back to the Rise and Grind coffee house and locate the fuse block with the green hollow fuse in it.
Head to the fuse block and use your action button to install the fuse.
Reboot Rise and Grind
Once the fuse has been installed Lorelei will want you to reboot Rise and Grind. To reboot the coffee house use the same button at the counter as you did earlier to request service.
Once the reboot is complete (should be instantaneous) head over to the Barista Bot and speak to it to place an order. Barista Bot will inform you that you need your own to-go cup.
Find Maliwan commander
Head north to the Halcyon Suborbital Spaceport and inside this building:
Once inside there will be a lot of enemies, take them all out until coffee runner starts to speak
Kill coffee runner
Once coffee runner starts to talk more waves of enemies will appear with coffee runner. Take out all of the enemies and coffee runner.
Take to-go cup
Once coffee runner is defeated the to-go cup will be dropped on the floor, pick it up to continue the quest.
Return to Rise and Grind
Simply head back to Rise and Grind coffee shop and once you are within the shops vicinity you will trigger the next portion of the quest.
Defend Rise and Grind
You will be ambushed by a wave of enemies including a badass. Take them out to defend the coffee shop and don’t worry too much about being downed here. If you are knocked down the Barista Bot will help you out by reviving you. Once every last enemy is taken out you will trigger the next portion.
Place to-go cup
Place the to-go cup on the green silhouette on the counter so the Barista Bot can fill the order.
Take to-go cup
Once the cup has been filled to the top use the action button to retrieve the cup from the counter.
Bring coffee to Lorelei
Once you have the coffee cup back in your possession head back to Lorelei in the Watershed Base and use the action button to give Lorelei the coffee.
Help Atlas defend
While speaking to Lorelei the base will come under attack, head outside and help Atlas defeat all the enemies outside. Once all the enemies are defeated the coffee runner and Coffee Commander will spawn. Defeat them and the remaining enemies to progress.
Talk to Lorelei
Head over to Lorelei in the base and speak to her to complete this mission. She gives you a unique shield.
This finishes Rise and Grind side mission in Borderlands 3. Now the next side quest Dynasty Diner becomes available.
For all other Side Mission Walkthroughs, check out our complete Borderlands 3 Side Missions Walkthrough.