Bobby Flay’s Coffee Rub

We’ve recently come across this coffee rub by Bobby Flay and we’ve got to say, it’s pretty amazing. If you’re looking for something a little different that brings both the heat and the sweet, this is your ticket. It’s perfect for protiens with strong flavors like a leg of lamb or beef tri-tip. It also pairs well with Joe’s Guiness based cream sauce.

The Rub

  • 1/4 cup ancho chili powder
  • 1/4 cup finely ground espresso
  • 2 tablespoons Spanish paprika
  • 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon dry mustard
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon ground coriander
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoons chili de arbol powder
  • Salt and coarsely ground black pepper

You can find the original rub on Food Network’s Website.


  1. Kathy says:

    I can’t find the chili de arbor in my area. Where can I find it and how much difference will this be to the recipe? Please let me know. Thank you. Kathy. Btw 75062

    • Sabine says:

      Kathy, it works just fine with regular chili powder

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