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Discussion in 'Sauces, Rubs & Marinades' started by hosstd, Aug 28, 2010.

  1. hosstd

    hosstd Fire Starter

    what does coffee add to a rub ?,sweet,bitter,ect?
  2. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    coffee flavor! I don't really care for it but some folks love it.
  3. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    I'm the same here I really have never tried any coffee in a rub but I have heard it is good to some folks. Heck give it shot and tell us two.
  4. chefrob

    chefrob Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    you know coffee and beef seem to be all the rage lately. i love coffee and my 2 fav cuts are ribeye and filet but every time i get some i just can't bring myself to mix the two.
  5. chainsaw

    chainsaw Smoking Fanatic

    I love coffee, and maybe coffee flavor in Werthers candy. The application might be a challenge. Would it be better to add some brewed coffee to a pan under the meat? Thinking it would not be good to have coffee grounds in the rub right on the meat. This is new ground for sure, for me anyway.
  6. northern greenhorn

    northern greenhorn Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    I got a container of rubs as a prize from bing.com , and one of them was a coffee based rub, I've used it on some chuckies and some steaks, and I liked it, it wasn't bitter at all, the name of the rub is Fire & Flavor Coffee Rub, I'm sure you can find it online, like I said I got it as a prize.
  7. Does anyone know where I can buy a good sweet cherry powder to add to a homemade rub? Health food stores usually sell cherry powder but it's sour. [​IMG]
  8. erain

    erain Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    check out the "koolaid" powdwered drink mix type stuff, have heard of many rubs with koolaid in it........
  9. smokebuzz

    smokebuzz Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Coffee is a must in beef rubs, make the other spices stand out and gives a good earthy flavor, have used it for years. Also great in sauces, often mistaken for black pepper flake.

    Kool aid? didn't I catch a world of harrassment for useing that?, GREAT stuff to use, Black cherry and Lime/lemon lime have their place in the BBQ world.
  10. I have a rub I make where I use Coffee as well as cocoa powder and orange zest...I dont use much coffee or cocoa but they always turn out good. Its like a chocolate frappe with a hint of orange flavor..lol. 
  11. richoso1

    richoso1 Legendary Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That rub sound as if it would be really great when used on pork. My compliments on your creative taste buds. It's all good my friend.
  12. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    My wife found a recipe for Beef Roast that included (1) cup of brewed coffee.  I thought it was weird, but tasted awesome.  I think the coffee breaks down the meat.  Not sure i would like in a rub, but maybe a marinade.

  13. Thanks....it does turn out to be different, and different is good. I have only used it on ribs but I think im going to try it on a pork but. Be careful though with cocoa powder. A little goes along way since its such a fine powder.
  14. cole

    cole Fire Starter

    I think the coffee actually acts as a tenderizer on the meat. 
  15. diesel

    diesel Smoking Fanatic

    I have put a cup of coffee in the crock pot along w/ next day brisket and it tastes great.