All Purpose Coffee Rub

  • Author: Joyce | Pups with Chopsticks
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 Cup of Dry Rub 1x
  • Category: Rubs, Marinades
  • Cuisine: American


This all purpose coffee rub is our all-time favourite dry rub that we use on everything. It’s earthy, flavourful and great to use on anything you want to quickly cook up on the grill. Quick to make – you can double, triple or quadruple the┬árecipe so that you only need to make it once and have plenty leftover.



  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons ground coffee (medium grind)
  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 2 tablespoon onion powder (or dried onion flakes)
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoon cayenne (Optional) Reduce the amount for a less spicy rub


  1. Combine together in a large bowl and mix.
  2. Store in a well sealed container away from direct sunlight. Sunlight damages spices and takes away the flavour with time.


  • Do not use pre-used coffee grounds, it doesn’t have any flavour
  • This recipe scales very well, create more to have it on hand to easily have it available


  • Serving Size: 1 Cup
  • Calories: 204 kcal
  • Sugar: 16 g
  • Sodium: 9886 mg
  • Fat: 4 g
  • Carbohydrates: 43 g
  • Protein: 6 g

Keywords: coffee rub

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