Coffee Dry Rub

by Beatrice MarkenzonMay 5, 2022

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National Burger is right around the corner, time to bring out the coffee! Seasoning with a spiced coffee dry rub will elevate the flavor of the meat and makes for a truly epic meal!

This homemade coffee rub is the ultimate rub when you want to bring a savory and slightly spicy flavor to your meat. The ingredient that ties this rub all together is the earthy flavor of the coffee, making it a perfect rub for meat.

Coffee Dry Rub

Coffee rub is a wonderfully versatile rub. It’s the perfect rub for beef, but it can be used on other meat as well. The coffee really compliments the richness of the beef, and it stands up to both low and slow, as well as hot and fast cooking.

So does coffee rub taste like coffee? Not really. Think of it as a great rub with deep earthiness that is slightly bitter, but not overwhelming. This will be one of those rubs that quickly becomes a go-to when you need that perfect beef seasoning.

This rub mixes 9 amazing spices and seasonings to give you a fantastic coffee dry rub. Once mixed, you can store your coffee rub in an air tight glass container.

Coffee Brisket Rub

Brisket requires a low and slow cook, and this rub is the ideal seasoning blend to compliment the rich smokiness of the brisket.

Coffee Rubbed Steak

Coffee rub isn’t just delicious on brisket. It also works well on a hot and fast application when cooking steak. There is no sugar in the rub, so you don’t run the risk of burning or over-caramelization.


  • 2 tablespoons coarse salt
  • 2 tablespoons Maud’s instant dark roast coffee
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon crushed coriander
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne


  1. Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Use a fork to crush any clumps of seasonings. Store in an airtight container for up to a month.

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