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Cafe Mocha Dry Rub

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Kick up the flavor and add zing to your ribs, pot roast and chicken with this delicious Cafe Mocha Dry Rub! It is simple to make any night of the week, or make a larger batch and store to use whenever the mood for something different strikes. Make your rub as spicy or mild as your family likes, it’s all up to you.

Cafe Mocha Dry Rub in a small wooden bowl wrapped in a blue napkin.

How to make Cafe Mocha Dry Rub

Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl.

Cafe Mocha Dry Rub ingredients in a small white bowl.

Whisk together until only a few lumps remain. (they are from the brown sugar)

Cafe Mocha Dry Rub mixture in a small white bowl.

Use immediately in your favorite recipe or store in an airtight container.

Instant Pot Cafe Mocha Pot Roast served over mashed cauliflower in a white bowl.

Instant Pot Cafe Mocha Pot Roast.

Cafe Mocha Rubbed Ribs with White BBQ Sauce in a basket.

Cafe Mocha Rubbed Ribs with Alabama White BBQ Sauce (recipe coming soon).

As you can see, I have really enjoyed playing around with this rub!! I have made the ribs twice, once in an Instant Pot and once in the oven. Next up I think I will try this rub on steak, maybe even throw it on the grill!!

Recipe Notes:

  • For more spice add crushed red pepper flakes, Aleppo pepper or additional cayenne.
  • For a smokier flavor use chipotle pepper in place of the chili powder.
  • Keto people substitute Swerve brown for the brown sugar.
  • Make sure your coffee beans are finely ground for best flavor coverage and less grittiness. 

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Enjoy!!

Cafe Mocha Dry Rub in a small wooden bowl wrapped in a blue napkin.

Cafe Mocha Dry Rub

Kick up the flavor of your ribs, pot roast or chicken with this delicious Cafe Mocha Dry Rub recipe!
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Condiment
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chili, cocoa, coffee, spice, mix
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 8 Servings
Calories: 46kcal
Author: Lisa Johnson

Ingredients

  • 4 Tablespoons ground coffee beans finely ground, or espresso powder
  • 2 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 Tablespoons sea salt
  • 2 Tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar I used Swerve
  • 2 Tablespoons onion powder
  • 2 Tablespoons garlic powder
  • 2 Tablespoons mustard powder
  • 1 Tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 Tablespoon ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper or more to taste

Instructions

  • Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl.
  • Whisk together until only a few lumps remain.
  • Use immediately in your favorite recipe or store in an airtight container.

Nutrition

Calories: 46kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1781mg | Potassium: 142mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1076IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1mg

 

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