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Aromatic Spiced Coffee Rub for Meat

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“Like a marriage of two fiery and hot-headed people, the pairing of spiced coffee with a strongly-flavored meat (such as venison) might seem odd; yet this versatile rub both tames and accentuates the meat sumptuously — the sharpness of the coffee and the aromatic notes from the star anise and clove will balance the gaminess of the venison. No further preparation is needed other than a slow roast to marry these powerful and strangely complementary lovers.”
1 cup

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Grind the spices together in a spice grinder, careful to let the contents settle before removing the lid.
  2. Mix well in a bowl with salt, sugar, and garlic powder.
  3. Rub on beef roast or venison and let sit for at least 2 hours.
  4. Roast the meat as directed by your recipe.
  5. [Chef’s Note: This rub can also be used for grilling meats such as beef, chicken, duck and pork, although the coffee flavor will be quite strong if the meat is not slow-roasted. For grilling, it is suggested using only 2 tablespoons of coffee beans, and using the rub as a seasoning, rather than completely covering the meat.].

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