Grilled NY Strip Steak with Coffee Rub

I eat much less meat than I used to, but every once in a while I just need a big, juicy steak. I love red meat! When I found a couple of NY strip steaks on sale, I knew I had to give this Grilled NY Strip Steak with Coffee Rub a try. I have seen coffee rub recipes all over Pinterest, and I have been curious about them for a long time. Coffee and steak. Really? Really. This recipe uses brewed coffee in the marinade and coffee grounds in the spice rub. It doesn’t get much more coffee-er than that. Let’s give it a try!

Grilled New York Strip Steak marinated in a rich coffee and wine base, seasoned with a coffee rub, then grilled.

Recipe Author: Mary Cressler at Vindulge
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The Ingredients

As with most recipes, this was a mix of ingredients I had on hand plus a few I had to buy. I had everything but the steaks, so shopping was very easy. I even found 2 NY strips on sale for just under $20. They were bone-in, though, so I did have to debone them.

While I deboned them (it only took a minute or two) I heated some water and made a small batch of coffee in my French press. Once it was brewed, I put it into a small container and refrigerated it until I was ready to make the marinade.

Everything else was just hanging out in my pantry, waiting for this recipe. I wasn’t sure what the SPG rub was, but it turned out to be equal parts of salt, pepper, and granulated garlic. I mixed up a tablespoon of each and ended up with some leftover. It won’t go to waste!

Grilled NY Strip Steak with Coffee Rub Ingredients
NY strip steaks, coffee, shallot, garlic, SPG rub, red wine red pepper flakes, brown sugar, and Worcestershire sauce

The Process

I have to say that this recipe was amazingly easy, and the results were spectacular! Here’s how my time was spent:

  • 6 minutes to make the marinade
  • 2 hours to marinate
  • 22 minutes to preheat the grill and apply the coffee rub
  • 10 minutes to rest
  • 2 hours 47 minutes total

The NY strip steaks I bought were bone-in, but the steaks in the photos looked like they were boneless. Bone-in meat takes longer to cook, so I removed them before I made the marinade.

The process for making the marinade was typical. I added the ingredients to a ziplock bag, zipped the bag, and mixed the ingredients together. Then I added the steaks and popped the bag into the refrigerator for a couple of hours.

When I was ready to grill, I removed the steaks from the refrigerator, patted them dry, and applied the coffee rub. I let that sit for 20 minutes while the grill preheated.

Grilling the steaks went according to the instructions except mine reached an internal temperature of 125℉ in just 9 minutes. It’s a good thing I had my meat thermometer, or I would have overcooked them.

NY strip steaks seasoned with coffee-spice rub
NY strip steaks seasoned with coffee-spice rub

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I honestly wasn't sure what to expect from this Grilled NY Strip Steak with Coffee Rub, but it was marvelous! I was impressed at how much flavor the marinade imparted in just a couple of hours. Between the steak, marinade, and coffee rub, this recipe was a beautiful balance of savory, sweet, and salty with just a hint of heat. It was also pretty easy to prepare with only two steps in the recipe and very little active time. These NY strip steaks were a hit with me and my husband, and I know I'll be making this recipe again.
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I honestly wasn't sure what to expect from this Grilled NY Strip Steak with Coffee Rub, but it was marvelous! I was impressed at how much flavor the marinade imparted in just a couple of hours. Between the steak, marinade, and coffee rub, this recipe was a beautiful balance of savory, sweet, and salty with just a hint of heat. It was also pretty easy to prepare with only two steps in the recipe and very little active time. These NY strip steaks were a hit with me and my husband, and I know I'll be making this recipe again. Grilled NY Strip Steak with Coffee Rub