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Pork Chops with Coffee Dry Rub

This grilled pork chop recipe uses a simple coffee dry rub marinade that requires little cleanup.

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Cooking for 8 people


  • 4 tsp. chili powder
  • 4 tsp. ground coffee
  • 2 tbsp. dark brown sugar
  • 4 tsp. salt
  • 6 medium, bone-in pork chops about 1-inch thick
  • 0.25 tsp. turmeric
  • 0.25 tsp. ground coriander
  • 0.25 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 0.5 tsp. freshly ground pepper
  • 0.5 tsp. garlic powder
  • 0.5 tsp. onion powder

1 Food Prep

In a small bowl, combine all of your seasoning ingredients together and stir until well blended. Then, generously rub both sides of your pork chops with your coffee rub to season.

2 Grill Prep

Fuel: We recommend Kingsford® Original Charcoal Briquets

Method: Direct-Heat Grilling

Temp: 375°F (Medium Heat)

3 The Cook

  • When you’re at temp, put cooking oil on a folded paper towel. Grab the oiled paper towel with long-handled tongs and oil the grate thoroughly.

  • Grill your pork chops for about 5–7 minutes on each side, until it reaches an internal temperature of 145ºF.

  • Once at the internal temperature, remove your pork chops from the grill and allow them to rest covered with aluminum foil for at least 5 minutes before serving.

Recipe created by World Champion Pitmaster, Chris Lilly on behalf of Kingsford® Charcoal.

For safe meat preparation, reference the USDA website.

2 Reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Unique Flavors What an adventure for your taste buds. A mix of complimentary but unique flavors on these juicy pork chops was a great change of pace.
Date published: 2023-06-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pleasantly Surprised I drink coffee, but never used it in a rub. I was pleasantly surprised. I used all of the ingredients & followed the directions exactly. The cooking time was perfect. I loved the flavor of the chops. I didn’t taste the coffee at all, but it left a gritty texture. It wasn’t bad though. They were also very juicy.
Date published: 2023-06-06
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