3-Ingredient Coffee Spice Rub

Only 3 ingredients, this coffee spice rub is super delicious on steak, chicken, salmon, scallops, shrimp and even tofu!

  • Author: Deanna Segrave-Daly, RD
  • Yield: For 2 pounds of meat, chicken, salmon, seafood or tofu 1x



For 2 pounds of protein:

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons finely ground coffee
  • 4 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground black pepper


  1. Mix all ingredients together well. If cooking one pound of chicken, scallops, salmon, tofu, etc., use HALF of the batch.
  2. Store the remaining spice rub in a sealed container in our spice drawer for up to 2 months.