Memorial Day. Coffee. Chili.

In the spirit of Memorial Day and America’s Best Organic Coffee, both American Institutions (ummm, remember the Boston  Tea Party?). I figure the formula for a great trifecta would be to kick it off with a holiday favorite. Chili. Oh yeah. And coffee! This’ll be interesting, chili coffee. Cool right?

BBQ Beef Chili infused with Darrin’s Mandingo Warrior Coffee or possibly Moor Espresso?

Prep time: 10 minutes (even longer if you wait to buy your weekly bag of my coffee)

Cook time: 10 minutes

Serves: 15 (8 high school football stars- preferably from Pike,  my HS Alma Mater)

In short.  Awesome.


2/3 cup dark brown sugar

1/2 cup Kosher Salt

1/3 cup of espresso ground Mandingo Warrior or Moor

1/3 cup chili powder

1/3 cup smoked paprika

3 tablespoons granulated sugar

2 tablespoons granulated garlic

1 tablespoon ground cumin

1 teaspoon cayenne pepper


Place all ingredients in a medium sized bowl and blend with a whisk.  Then put the meat in an airtight container.  Use 2 tablespoons per 1 pound of meat.  This makes 2 1/2 cups of rub.  There you go, a fantastic dish. Chili coffee in a bowl. Not sure how else to describe it. I wonder what my buddy Ernie Verbag at Grilliant Foods would do with this recipe?! (BTW, HE’S A CHAMPIONSHIP LEVEL BBQ KING!!!)

This rub would be perfect for grilling or smoked meats. And afterwards, during and before, drink coffee. Preferably a great NITRO COFFEE!!!

I’m just sayin’.