Infamous Coffee Steak- Not a new idea


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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.

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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.