EVIL Holiday Rub Recipe


Impress the in-laws and elevate your grill game with our Evil Coffee Holiday Rub Recipe.  Utilizing our Victory Lap Dark Roast Coffee this unique recipe combines the bold, robust notes of our premium dark roast coffee with a harmonious medley of spices.  The result? A tantalizing rub that promises to infuse your favorite cuts of meat with an irresistible depth of flavor. 




  • 2 tablespoons Victory Lap Dark Roast coffee grounds
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper (adjust to taste for spiciness)


  1. Grind and Prepare the Coffee: Start by grinding the Victory Lap Dark Roast coffee beans to a fine texture. Make sure the grind is consistent, as this is a key component of the rub.

  2. Mix Dry Ingredients: In a bowl, combine the coffee grounds, brown sugar, smoked paprika, kosher salt, black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and cayenne pepper. Mix thoroughly to ensure an even distribution of flavors.

  3. Apply the Rub: Pat your choice of meat dry with a paper towel.  Generously apply the coffee rub, massaging it into the meat's surface. Ensure an even coating for maximum flavor infusion.

  4. Let It Rest: Allow the rubbed meat to sit at room temperature for about 30 minutes. This gives the flavors a chance to penetrate the meat.

  5. Preheat Your Smoker: While the meat is resting, preheat your smoker to the desired temperature. Aim for a low and slow cook for the best results.

  6. Smoke to Perfection: Place the rubbed meat in the smoker and let it cook at the recommended temperature and time for your chosen protein. The coffee-infused rub will impart a rich, smoky flavor profile.

  7. Enjoy! Once cooked to your liking, allow the meat to rest for 30 minutes before slicing and serving. The combination of coffee and spices will deliver a unique and mouthwatering experience.

Pro Tip: For an extra flavor boost, consider adding a small handful of Victory Lap Dark Roast coffee beans to your smoker's wood chips. This will infuse an additional layer of coffee goodness into your smoked masterpiece.


- Cheers!