Tasty Brisket Dry Rub Recipe

Odd? Maybe. Tasty? Yep! The coffee in this beef brisket dry rub recipe adds a subtle, unique flavor to the finished brisket.

If you are using a water smoker, add several cups of brewed coffee to the water pan, along with a sliced onion, some celery, and enough water to fill. These flavors will baste the brisket as it smokes.


A Combined Dry Rub In a Dark Blue Bowl

If you don't want to fire up the smoker, you can oven-bake this one. Set the oven to 225 degrees, and place the brisket on a rack in large pan. Add one tablespoon of Wright's Liquid Smoke to the brisket mopping sauce, and mop it every hour until it's done. 


Brisket Rub Ingredients

Here's what you'll need...

  • 2 Tbs. paprika
  • 2 Tbs. garlic powder
  • 2 Tbs. onion powder
  • 2 Tbs. black pepper
  • 2 Tbs. brown sugar
  • 2 Tbs. ground coffee (not used coffee grounds)
  • 2 Tbs. kosher salt 1 Tbs. mustard powder
  • 1 Tbs. white pepper
  • 1 Tbs. chili powder
  • 1 Tsp. cayenne pepper powder


Mix this rub well and store in a closed container. It makes enough brisket dry rub for one large beef brisket. Enjoy this one with a pot of fresh-brewed mountain grown Columbian!

For information about smoking brisket, check out How to Smoke a Brisket . You'll find tips and techniques that will make brisket smoking easy!

You can also use this mopping sauce for even more flavor and moistness.