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After much searching and testing for the perfect Coffee Rub, I found this one. This is THE ONE and I recommend it to everyone. It is great on pork, beef, and even burgers. It is super wine-friendly, I recommend a nice bottle of Malbec.


  • 1 Tbs very finely ground coffee beans (preferably French roast)
  • 2 tsp packed light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • Kosher salt
  • 2 Tbs extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 - 1-lb pork tenderloins, trimmed


  • In a small bowl, combine the coffee, brown sugar, chili powder, and 2 tsp salt. Add the olive oil and mix well. Rub the mixture evenly over the pork and set aside.
  • Prepare a medium-high gas or charcoal grill for indirect cooking.
  • Put the tenderloins on the hot side of the grill, cover, and cook, flipping once, until grill marks form on 2 sides, about 4 minutes per side. Move the tenderloins to the cooler side of the grill and continue to cook, covered, until the temperature of the pork reaches 140 deg F to 145 deg F, 7 to 9 minutes. Transfer to a cutting board, tent with foil, and let rest for about 10 minutes.
  • Slice the pork and serve.

Categories: Pork 

Author Credit: Samantha Seneviratne

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