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Coffee rub next to coffee rubbed steak.
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5 from 8 votes

Homemade Coffee Rub

This homemade coffee rub is the ultimate rub when you want to bring a savory and slightly spicy flavor to your meat. Great for BBQ and grilling.
Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Course: Seasonings
Cuisine: American, Barbecue
Keyword: Coffee Rub
Servings: 16 servings
Author: Susie Bulloch (heygrillhey.com)


  • 2 Tablespoons coarse salt
  • 2 Tablespoons instant coffee
  • 2 Tablespoons garlic powder
  • 2 Tablespoons smoked paprika
  • 1 Tablespoon pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon crushed coriander
  • 1 Tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne


  • Make the rub. Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Use a fork to break up any clumps of seasoning.
  • Use or store. This rub is ready to be used immediately. If you have any extra rub, you can store it in an airtight container for up to a month for the best flavor.


Calories: 11kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 876mg | Potassium: 71mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 500IU | Vitamin C: 0.8mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 0.4mg