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Mocha Pepper Rib Rub

Mocha Pepper Rib Rub

Prep time:
15 minutes
Cook time:
1½-2 cups
1 out of 5

The strong flavor of freshly ground coffee lends itself to sweeter meat like pork ribs, creating a beautiful balance for the barbecue.


  • 1¼ cups coffee beans
  • 2 tablespoons black peppercorns
  • 2 teaspoons pink peppercorns
  • 3 star anise
  • ¾ cup packed brown sugar
  • ¾ cup smoked salt
  • 2 teaspoons cocoa powder


Using a spice grinder or mortar and pestle, separately grind coffee beans, black peppercorns, pink peppercorns and star anise to a medium coarseness. Transfer to a mixing bowl with remaining ingredients and stir to combine.

  • Mocha Pepper Rib Rub