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Homemade Coffee Steak Rub

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This homemade coffee steak rub will upgrade your boring steak dinner to a 5 star restaurant recipe!

I am all about the dry rubs these days. My husband makes a MEAN steak — I mean it is restaurant-worthy.

Recently, I got my hand in the kitchen and made these amazing coffee-crusted steaks using this delicious homemade rub.

How to Make Homemade Coffee Steak Rub

This recipe is so easy to make and will make every single steak you make from here on out that much more mouthwatering.


It will be so delicious, you won't even need steak sauce — seriously. The blend of coffee mixed with the salt and sugared spices make the perfect combination for your meal.


You can leave it in your spice cabinet for about 6 months, but if you are like me, you will use it so much that it won't even last 6 months. These cute little jars I found on Amazon are the perfect jars for spices.

I like to serve a good steak with side dishes like my Southern Cream Cheese Noodles, or my Restaurant Style Potato Skins. You could even serve a side of these Blistered Green Beans.


Looking for other homemade spice recipes? Check this list out

If you know anything about me at all, you know how much I love coffee and incorporate it into my everyday being. In fact, I have a ton of recipes on my site right now full of delicious coffee flavor

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Also, be sure to visit the Best Coffee Recipes page on my blog for more inspiration. I even have a list of some of my favorite coffee accessories.

Yield: 1 cup

Homemade Coffee Steak Rub

Homemade Coffee Steak Rub

This steak rub will take your steaks from just okay to over the top delicious.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • ¼ cup ground coffee -- regular or decaf
  • ¼ cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper


  1. Mix all together and place in an airtight container. Use on steaks, chicken, pork, or veggies.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 26Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1273mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 1gSugar: 5gProtein: 0g

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Wednesday 23rd of October 2019

WJust made a batch going to try this coffee rub on some pork chops tonight Started with rubs because my wife is allergic to tomatoes makes life easier when we both and enjoy the same flavours on are food

Jennifer Sikora

Thursday 24th of October 2019

I hope you enjoy it. It is one of our favorite spice mixes.

Jennifer Essad

Friday 21st of October 2016

I've not tried a rub like this before and really think our family will enjoy it.


Wednesday 19th of October 2016

I like any rub with brown sugar base


Monday 17th of October 2016

I like to dry rub with salt, pepper, garlic powder and chili pepper flakes.


Monday 17th of October 2016

We have a bottle of spices called "pizza spice" or something like that, that tastes just like a pizza. Put some on a pork tenderloin the other day and it was really good. The pork didn't taste like pizza, but it certainly smelled like it.

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