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  • Writer's pictureMonika Carnicle

Kona Coffee Barbeque Rub

Updated: Aug 4, 2020

We grow and process just enough coffee for ourselves and a little bit for our family and friends. Growing and processing coffee is labor intensive so were stingy when it comes to sharing it! I do however love this Kona Coffee Rub so much that I am willing to use some of our precious coffee. The ground coffee gives this rub an earthy taste and pairs well with the Kona Coffee Barbeque Sauce.


  • 1 cup fresh ground Kona Coffee

  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar

  • 1/2 cup smoked paprika

  • 3 tablespoons coarse salt

  • 1 teaspoon each ground cinnamon, ground allspice, ground red Hawaii chili peppers, black pepper and granulated garlic


Mix all ingredients in a bowl with a whisk. When fully incorporated store in a well-sealed container in a dry space. Makes about 1 1/2 cups. Use to rub your favorite meat! We use it on a pork shoulder and smoke in our electric smoker. We use either Kaiwi (mesquite) or guava wood in our smoker. Ono Licious!

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