Wild Allspice Java Rub with Spicebush

This sweet and spicy rub is the perfect addition to steak, brisket, or pork.

Spring 2017

  • Spicebush is featured in this rub that spices up steak, brisket, or pork.
    Photo by iStock/dibettadifino

Total Hands-On Time: 5 min

Preparation Time: 5 min

Yield: 1 cup

This rub is best on a grilled steak or brisket but also works well with pork.


• 5 tablespoons ground coffee
• 2 tablespoons coarse salt
• 2 tablespoons brown sugar
• 2 tablespoons paprika
• 2 teaspoons freshly ground pink peppercorns
• 2 teaspoons garlic powder
• 2 teaspoons ground spicebush berries
• 1 teaspoon ground cumin
• 1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder


1. Combine all ingredients and place in an airtight container.

2. This mix is shelf-stable but should be used within 6 months.

Learn more about growing and using spicebush in Cherishing Spicebush.