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Don’t be scared off if you aren’t a coffee lover – the coffee flavor is not overpowering and blends in wonderfully with the steak spice and brown sugar to make an incredible compliment to the beef.

2 tbsp fine ground coffee

2 tbsp Montreal steak spice

3/4 tbsp brown sugar

3 tbsp olive oil

4 x 1 pound rib steaks


Preheat grill to a high heat.

In a small bowl mix the coffee, steak spice and brown sugar together.

Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of the coffee mixture onto the top side of each steak and press down lightly. Drizzle olive oil over top of the spice rub and using the back of a spoon, spread it around so the spice rub and oil form a nice seal to the top side of the steaks.

When your grill is good and hot, place steaks rub side down on the BBQ. Cook until medium rare, about 4 minutes per side.

Gav Martell spends his days in software development, but spends the rest of his time obsessing with food. His cookbook, Grill Interrupted, spawned a website which boasts a growing collection of recipes for the grill and beyond. You can check out his blog at