Espresso Brisket Rub Recipe

Espresso Brisket Rub

While many people prefer the typical Texas brisket rub of salt, pepper, and a pinch of garlic powder, there are a plethora of other brisket rubs to try, including this Espresso Brisket Rub. The union of meat with coffee rub brisket is impeccable and will leave you with an incredible taste that you will use again and again.

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Espresso Brisket Rub

This espresso brisket rub complements the natural flavours of the brisket without being overpowering. Cook your brisket on the smoker, and you’ll have an incredibly succulent and flavourful meal you can pair with a huge variety of side dishes.

Although this espresso dry rub is incredible on brisket, you can use it on homemade burgers, ribs, or steak. This rub is incredibly versatile, and specific ingredients can be substituted to suit your own personal tastes. If you’re looking for more ways to use this rub, we recommend trying it on Smoked Beef Short RibsSmoked New York Steak, and Smoked Roast Beef.

For an espresso dry rub recipe that will take your brisket to new levels, read on:

How To Make Espresso Brisket Rub

Step 1 – Measure Ingredients

Using measuring spoons or weighing scales, measure out the correct amount of each ingredient.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThis batch provides the right amount for approximately 2lbs of meat. If you want to store your rub for later use, scale your measurement sizes appropriately.

Step 2 – Combine u0026amp; Mix

Combine all of your ingredients together in a mixing bowl u0026amp; mix thoroughly until fully combined. During this process, you want to combine so thoroughly that you can’t tell which seasonings have been used (no groupings of any particular seasoning).

Step 3 – Use Or Store

Use the espresso brisket rub immediately by patting your meat carefully yet generously. Remember that rub adds incredible flavour to your meat, so be as liberal as you like with the seasoning.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eAlternatively, if you want to keep all or part of your rub for later use, use a funnel to pour your seasoning into an airtight container. If you have a silica anti-moisture pack, place this inside the container to keep the rub fresher for longer. Store your container in a cool, dry place, and your rub can last for months.

More Rub Recipes

Want to try more BBQ Hero Rub Recipes? How about the Sweet Brown Sugar Rub, the sweet and salty Guga Rub, or our much loved classic Steak Rub.

Espresso Brisket Rub

Espresso Brisket Rub Recipe

Easy to make Espresso Brisket Rub you can try at home.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Cuisine American


  • Measuring Spoons
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Funnel (optional – if storing)
  • Airtight Container (optional – if storing)
  • Anti-Moisture Silica Packet (optional – if storing)


  • 3 tbsp coarse kosher salt
  • 2 tbsp ground or espresso coffee
  • 2 tbsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp light brown sugar
  • tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp Chipotle chili powder
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika


  • Measure out the right amount of each ingredient.
  • Combine all ingredients together & mix thoroughly.
  • Use immediately or store in an airtight container for future use.
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Espresso Brisket Rub recipe FAQs

How Long Can I Store A Dry Rub?

Yes, if you store your espresso brisket rub in an u003ca href=u0022 containeru003c/au003e in a cool, dry space, it will be preserved for up to six months.

Can I Use This Espresso Rub On Other Meats As Well?

Yes, this rub can be used on all sorts of meat. You can use this rub on your steaks, smoked ribs, burgers, and even on your poultry BBQ dishes.

What Sort Of Coffee Can Be Used For Espresso Brisket Rub?

We would recommend using espresso coffee for this rub, however, any instant ground coffee will work too.

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