Coffee rubs: Either you've heard of it and love it, or are completely perplexed with the idea of rubbing coffee on your meat. Either way, you're right in your assessment. I was a bit apprehensive when I first saw a "Coffee Rubbed Ribeye" at Grill 23 in Boston about 10 years ago. I tried it and have been in love with coffee rubs ever since. It was their recipe that inspired me to create our own High Octane Coffee Rub.
So why does coffee work so well on meat? I did some digging to find out what makes it such an amazing ingredient. Here's what I found:
So I'm still not entirely sure who decided to throw some coffee in with their spice rub, but I'm sure glad they did. Check out our recipe for High Octane Rubbed Rib Roast to get in on making your own coffee rubbed meat. You're not going to want to miss out on the flavor.
Check out our own fanny-kicking coffee rub, High Octane here.