Avoiding the middlemen enables you to avoid paying the profit margins that each middleman takes. To keep their prices competitive, these distributors also buy lower quality coffee. So you pay more for less. Steep & Brew is able to offer you the highest quality coffee - 100% Arabica Beans. It's the same top-shelf beans that Starbuck’s and Peet’s uses in their cafes, though roasted differently to provide a smoother, more flavorful taste.