Coffee Rubbed Ribeye Steaks

Cooking guideline based on 3cm thick steak

  • Rare: 4 minutes on each side
  • Med-rare: 5 minutes on each side
  • Medium: 6 minutes on each side (recommended)
  • Well-done: Not recommended

Ribeye (can use rump or sirloin)

  1. In a small bowl, combine all the coffee rub spices together.
  2. Lightly coat the ribeye steaks in olive oil. This will help the rub to stick.
  3. Generously apply the coffee rub to the beef massaging all the spices into the steaks.
  4. Brush the pineapple rings with olive oil, sprinkle chilli flakes over them (how much is up to you) and season with salt.
  5. Grill the ribeye steaks and pineapple rings on a hot fire or griddle pan, turning to cook on both sides to your preferred doneness (see cooking guideline above). The pineapples should be nicely caramelised
  6. Leave the meat to rest for half its cooking time to ensure it is moist, tender and juicy. Season the steaks to taste with salt.
  7. Plate the succulent ribeye steaks alongside a stack of spicy grilled pineapple rings and serve with a loaf of freshly baked bread and a fresh salad of your choice.


  • 2 x 500 g ribeye steaks
  • Olive oil
  • Salt

Coffee rub:

  • 2 Tbsp. coffee, ground
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp mustard powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 Tbsp. freshly ground black pepper

Grilled pineapple rings:

  • 1 fresh pineapple, peeled, and sliced into 1cm rings
  • Olive oil
  • Chilli flakes
  • Salt
General Info
Prep: 10 min
Cooking: 10 min
Ready In: 20 min
Servings: 2 - 4 people
Tips & Tricks

These ribeye steaks can be enjoyed as a meal for 2 or as part of a larger braai with a variety of meats and side dishes.