Brown Sugar Coffee Rubbed Spare Ribs


  • 3 packs Copperwood Pork Spare ribs
  • ¼ cup ground blue mountain coffee
  • ¼ cup Jamaican brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp. fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder (found in Indian stores) or cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp freshly cracked black pepper
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • Traditional BBQ sauce, to serve


  • Method
  • 1. Prepare rub by mixing ground coffee, brown sugar, thyme leaves, red chilli powder, onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, black pepper and salt. Make sure it is well combines. (Please note: You will have leftovers which you can store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks).
  • 2. Sprinkle a few teaspoons of spice mix over the racks of ribs and rub all over. Marinate overnight or for at least a couple of hours.
  • 3. When ready to cook, preheat oven to 300F and line a baking tray with foil and oil the surface.
  • 4. Add seasoned ribs to the baking tray and bake for 1 ½ to 2 hours depending on thickness of ribs, baste at intervals. When ready, serve with a side of regular BBQ sauce for dipping.