Recipe Rub for Ribs Weaver's Coffee Infused Spice Rub
When we received a call from our friends over at #WeaversCoffeeAndTea in San Rafael (we proudly exclusively serve their coffee and tea to our clients worldwide!) asking us if we could come up with some signature recipes using their fabulous Organic Coffee well of course I said a resounding yes! Back when I was in culinary school, they used to call me "The prince of pork".. So I thought.. Hmm... ribs! Yasssssssss!
Spiced Coffee Rub Recipe
A coffee or spice grinder, (or a mortar and pestle will do just fine as well)
1/2 Cup Weaver's Whole Bean Espresso Blend Coffee
1 Tablespoon Course Grind Sea Salt
3/4 Tablespoon Whole Tellicherry Peppercorns
1/2 Tablespoon Saigon Cinnamon
1/4 Teaspoon Ground Cardamom
1/2 Tablespoon Fresh Thyme Leaves (or 1/4 Tablespoon Dried)
1/2 Teaspoon Fresh Organic Meyer Lemon Zest
1/2 Tablespoon Dark Chili Powder
Combine all of the ingredients into your coffee or spice grinder, and whiz it up until everything is the consistency of sand. Rinse with clear cold water, and pat dry your ribs. Coat the ribs with a very thin layer of extra virgin olive oil, and rub all sides of the ribs, both front and back with the rub. Place the ribs on a sheet tray, uncovered for 4-8 hours.
Oven roast the ribs at 375 convection until the internal temperature reads at least 170 degrees on an instant read thermometer. This temperature may seem overly high, however the collagen and connective tissues in the meat break down at higher temperatures, resulting in much juicier and more tender ribs.
Tent the ribs with foil and allow to rest for 10-15 minutes. Serve and Enjoy!