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Coffee Dry Rub

If you love coffee as much as we do, then you want your coffee fix in as many ways as possible… not just through a cup. And with all the flavor and aroma that coffee provides, we think you should use coffee for a wide variety of things- especially in recipes! So we’re setting out to find creative and delicious ways to use coffee, and we’re going to fill you in with what we find! Now that it's tailgate season, we know you're looking for plenty of ways to spice up what goes on the grill!  So what better way to kick off our recipes than with a fabulous coffee dry rub?! Coffee adds a lot of unique flavor to meat, and dry rubs are perfect for just about anything! We invented a bunch of different dry rubs, taste tested all of them, and now are giving you our unanimous winner!

Dry Rub Recipe:

3T Your Favorite LRR Coffee- Ground (regular grind is fine, but espresso is the best!)

2T Brown Sugar

1T Garlic Powder

1T Onion Powder

1T Kosher Salt

1T Coarse Ground Pepper

1T Paprika

1T Cumin

1T McCormick Hot Mexican-Style Chili Powder

This recipe will make enough dry rub for about four steaks. We used tablespoons, but all you really need to remember is: you can use whatever measuring utensil you choose as long as you have 3X the amount of coffee and 2X the amount of brown sugar as everything else. If you’re like Gervais, and want it to have a little more kick, then add some extra Mexican chili powder, or a tablespoon of cayenne pepper! Rub generously over your meat, and let sit for at least 30 minutes to let the flavors soak in. Then cook to your preference and enjoy! We’ve enjoyed this rub so far on steak and chicken, and we’re trying it tonight on salmon! It’s perfect for meat to go on the grill or cooked in a smoker- just the right amount of heat and smoky flavor! Let us know what you think!

Posted in Gourmet Coffee


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