Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Community Coffee. All opinions expressed here are my own, and I’m happy to share with you my coffee rub recipe.
It is that morning. The one you dread. The one where you forgot to get out of our pajamas and ended up driving your kids to school because they missed the bus. You hadn’t planned to get out of the car, but your littlest dropped their lunch, and the orange tumbled away almost in slow motion. You jumped out of your minivan. You had to save the orange. What if your child didn’t have their serving of fruit? You try to look dignified after almost face planting in your heroic effort to save the orange from the SUV that was approaching quickly. You wave to the crossing guard that reminded you parents are supposed to stay in their car at all times. You get back into your vehicle because the day has to get better.
You drive home, and it does.
You remember next to you sits your Community® Coffee. You pull into your driveway. You do not get out of the car. You bring the mug to your lips. You let the aromatic scent pass by your nose. You inhale. You exhale. You take a sip as the flavorful brew travels down your throat. You smile. You have returned to yourself again.
You do not have to wonder where your Community® Coffee came from. It has been a family-owned business for four generations. The owner “Cap” named it Community out of appreciation for his community of friends and the customers he served. You think Cap, and I could have been friends. He gets me. He knows it takes a village to not only raise a child but to grow the best coffee beans. You think about the generations of farmers that have taken great care to produce only the best 100% Arabica coffee beans. Community Coffee features roasted and blended beans using recipes perfected over 95 years. You think to yourself even if I had 95 years experience I still couldn’t have caught that orange any sooner.
You hope your children are talking to you after the pajamas, car line, and the rogue orange incident. You decided to make sure they will forget this morning by making a recipe they can’t resist. You are going to make a recipe using the Community Coffee that you love in the morning into a culinary experience this evening, and it is easier than chasing an orange on a mission to embarrass you.
Coffee Rub for Chicken or Steak Recipe
When you make this rub, I suggest making extra. It is a lovely gift to give someone, and it is wonderful to have on hand. You can never have enough recipes with coffee.
1 1/2 Tablespoon of Community Coffee
1 Tablespoon packed light brown sugar
1/2 Teaspoons chili powder
1 Teaspoons ground ginger
1 1/2 Teaspoons paprika
1 Teaspoon kosher salt
1 Tablespoon onion powder
1/4 Teaspoon cayenne
2 Tablespoons of olive oil
We use this on 1 1/4 LB Skirt Steak or a 3-4 lb Chicken. You can even use it on pork or burgers!
I combine all the dry ingredients in a bowl. When I take out the pastry brush, and I brush the chicken with the olive oil. I make sure to get every part of the chicken so that the coffee rub adheres.
You then cook the chicken at 375 degrees for 1 hour.
I baste the chicken every 20 minutes. I always make sure to use a meat thermometer to check for readiness.
If you are making the flank steak, you grill it on high for 7 minutes a little longer based on how you like your steak.
You let it rest after removing it from the heat for ten minutes or so.
I serve my coffee rubbed the chicken with sweet potatoes, tomatoes, and red onions. That way you have dinner in one pot all done!
I love Community Coffee because they still take care of their community. You know I am a veteran’s wife and the Military is in my heart, thoughts, and prayers. I am proud to share that on the Community Coffee website if you purchase four bags or boxes of their product they will automatically double the order to any overseas or stateside military base address. You can read about how Community Coffee gives back here.
Let me know how your coffee rubbed chicken tasted. I am sure it will be a big hit. Do not worry we all have those days but with recipes like this one you can quickly make them forget.