Coffee on the Grill? It’s Possible with this Recipe

Coffee & Spice Dry Rub

This recipe for homemade dry rub combines what might be two of dad's favorite things – coffee and grilling.

“I love coffee as an ingredient. I think it goes nicely with both sweet and savory,” Thiele said. “The coffee complements both the sweetness from the brown sugar and the spice from the smoked paprika and cumin.”


  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 tablespoons smoked paprika
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1-1/2 packets of Starbucks VIA® Instant


Mix everything together. Store in an airtight container up to six months. When ready to use, rub the mix completely over pieces of chicken, beef or pork before grilling.

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