One of America's favorite foods, especially down south, are some killer dry rub ribs. I always like to use recipes, like this one from Sunrise Coffee Shop, that call for things I may already have or need to get rid of. This is a great way to use up old coffee and get a delicious dry rub for your ribs.

Ann from Sunrise Coffee says to throw everything in a bowl and blend together with your fingers to break up the clumps of brown sugar. Marinate them in the dry rub overnight. Smoke, BBQ, grill or roast the ribs your regular way. If you roast them, pour a couple of cups of apple juice in the bottom of the pan.


6 Tablespoons (TBS) Fine-medium ground coffee (fresh ground is best)

2 teaspoons (tsp) Garlic powder

2 TBS Fresh ground peppercorns 1 tsp Ground coriander

2 TBS Brown sugar

2 tsp White sugar

2 TBS Coarse salt

2 tsp Onion powder

2 TBS Sweet paprika

NOTE: You can add more or less of most of the ingredients according to your taste. Store in a sealable plastic bag. Makes about one (1) cup of rub. Enjoy!

If you want to try them before you make a rub yourself, they are doing a rib tasting at the shop on Friday from 5-8pm. Find out more here.