Chipotle and Coffee Barbecued Short Ribs

Use this savory blend of coffee, chilies, and cumin to season your short ribs for the perfect barbecue.

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  • 2 Tablespoons coffee beans
  • 1 Tablespoon of dried chipotle chilies
  • 1 Tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon salt, optional
  • 2 teaspoons whole cumin seeds
  • 3 pounds (1.30 kg) beef short ribs


  1. Add coffee beans, chilies, brown sugar, salt, and cumin seeds to the container in the order listed and secure the lid.
  2. Select Variable 5 and Pulse until a medium to coarse spice rub texture is achieved.
  3. Rub the seasoning generously all over the ribs and leave to marinate 24 hours. (This is an important length of time; do not reduce it because it will affect the final texture and moisture of the meat.)
  4. Bring barbecue or smoker to about 220°F (105°C). Remove the tough membrane from the meat-side of the ribs (not the bone-side), and cook on offset heat for 5 to 8 hours.

Chef's Notes

Please refer to our dry grain grinding chart for more details on grinding whole wheat flour.