Memphis Spice Rub 

This spice mix is included in the recipe for Oven-Roasted Baby Back Ribs.  For a link to that recipe, click HERE.  

This spice mix is particularly good with roasted pork.


  1. 2 tablespoons cumin seeds
  2. 1 tablespoons coriander seeds
  3. 1 tablespoon coffee beans
  4. ½ tablespoon black peppercorns
  5. 2 ½ tablespoons hot chili powder 
  6. ½ tablespoon paprika
  7. ½ tablespoon dark brown sugar
  8. ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  9. 1 tablespoon salt



  1. Lightly toast the cumin and coriander seeds.  Allow to cool.
  2. Add the cumin, coriander, black peppercorns, and coffee beans (if using) to a spice grinder and grind to a powder.
  3. Add the rest of the ingredients.  Grind to blend. Or, alternatively, simply stir all the ingredients in a small bowl.


Yields about ½ cup


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