Coffee spice rub for beef, pork and chicken

A great blend that makes a versatile gift from the kitchen!

Whenever I serve meat that’s been prepared with this rub, it gets rave reviews. While you might be tempted to make a huge quantity, it’s best to make this rub in small batches to ensure freshness and to maintain the correct proportions of each flavour element. If you like, you can help rub adhere to raw meat by moistening the meat first with a little water, oil, beer or wine.


  • 2 tablespoons ground coffee (not instant)
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ancho chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon powdered mustard
  • 2 teaspoons coarse salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin


  • Spoon all ingredients into a small bowl and mix together to blend well.
  • Transfer to a resealable bag or a 1/2 cup / 125 mL jar with a tight lid and store for up to 6 months at room temperature.
  • To use, apply rub thinly to meat and let sit for at least 15 minutes or up to an hour before cooking.

About Paula Roy

Welcome to my kitchen! I play with words and with food. I love simple dishes prepared with passion and am always seeking to find new methods to make food as fun and flavourful as possible. I'm also an enthusiastic explorer of faraway lands and cuisines.
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