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Coffee Rubbed Country Style Ribs

Submitted by on March 16, 2010 – 1:04 PMNo Comment
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A rib that is not technically a rib, these beauties are cut from the blade end of the loin. This makes them much meatier and easier to eat.

The coffee rub is a great tool to have not just for your ribs. When I worked at Alma De Cuba in Center City Philadelphia we rubbed our tuna loins with a similar mix. A combination that just blew my mind at the time. Use it on beef as well. I have yet to use it on chicken but I am sure it would be delicious.

Out of Lewes Maryland Dogfish Head brews a beer called the Indian Brown Ale. The perfect match for this dish with its roasted coffee aroma.


– 5lbs of Country style ribs
– 2 tbsp ground coffee (your favorite)
– 1 tbsp paprika
– 1 tbsp salt
– 2 tsp sugar
– 2 tsp cinnamon
– 1 tsp pepper


1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees.  Mix together all of your dry ingredients in a large bowl. You want the bowl or container to be big enough to contain your ribs.

2. Next add your the meaty ribs and press them into the rub. This part is where the fun is. Get those nooks all filled with your delicious coffee rub. Dust them and coat them well setting them aside when completely covered.

3. Place the ribs in a large roasting pan or oven proof baking dish. I like to cover them with foil just so that steam and flavor from the rub stays in there with your ribs. Let the ribs cook for no less than 2 1/2 hours. This will assure you an incredibly tender rib. If you would like you can take the foil off for the last 15 minutes of cooking to brown them up a bit.