Infamous Coffee Steak- Not a new idea


New member
Sep 8, 2003
Oddly Enough - UK Reuters

Fancy a coffee-flavoured steak?
Mon Jan 12, 8:34 PM ET

SEATTLE (Reuters) - The city that spawned America's obsession with strong, dark coffee is giving locals a popular new coffee-flavoured steak, even while the mad cow scare that started in Washington state is putting some people off beef.

Rippe's, a local waterfront steak and seafood restaurant, began serving filet mignon steaks dusted with Starbucks's dark espresso blend a few weeks ago and now has a runaway hit on its hands.

"The first night we tried it, about a third of the menu sold was the steak," said Chad MacKay, whose family runs several steak joints in the Seattle area.

MacKay said that the $29 (16 pound) steak, now dubbed the Seattle Signature Steak, was the brainchild of a waiter and a chef.

Despite being rubbed with coffee grinds before grilling, the 12-ounce steak, although a bit crunchy, carries only a subtle whiff of coffee flavouring.

Seattle and the rest of the state were jolted by the news four weeks ago that a cow in the central Washington town of Mabton had tested positive for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE (news - web sites)) or mad cow disease.

Been done, already!:


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Staff member
Aug 14, 2003
Boca Raton
Last summer me and a buddy did a coffee rub on some steaks...we did not put coffee on the steaks after we started grilling though...not sure I would like the "crunchy" bit.


New member
Oct 29, 2003
London, UK
Was that brewed coffee you used, topher? I've used it myself in one or two 'recipies' when I'm in a creative mood.