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5.22.09

Port City Java’s Buzz-worthy Memorial Day Menu

Coffee Rubbed Steaks

  • 1/2 cup finely ground espresso or other dark roasted coffee
  • 2 tbsp. brown sugar
  • 2 tsp. dried ancho chile powder
  • 2 tbsp. paprika
  • 1 tbsp. dry mustard
  • 1 tbsp. kosher salt
  • 1 tbsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp. oregano
  • 1tbsp. ground coriander

Steaks of your choice- Rib eyes, New York Strips, Flank steak, or Filet Mignon

Mix all ingredients well. Rub steaks with a small bit of vegetable oil. Coat generously with the rub and let sit for 30 minutes at room temperature (your steaks will cook more evenly). Pre-heat grill to medium-high for 15 minutes prior to putting the steaks on. Grill 1-inch think steaks for about 6 minutes per side (longer if you like it more well done). Let the steak rest for a few minutes off the heat prior to serving. Have a spray bottle handy to put out flare-ups. You grill with heat; you burn with fire.


For those that have an espresso maker, you can use brewed espresso for this marinade.

  • 1/4 cup brewed espresso
  • 1tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 1tbsp. olive oil
  • 1tbsp. brown sugar
  • 2 small garlic cloves, smashed
  • 2 star anise pods
  • 1/4 tsp. ground pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. salt

Mix all ingredients in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and cool. Pour over flank steak in a glass container. Let set up to 8 hours. Grill over medium-high heat until desired doneness. Let rest 3 minutes then slice on a bias to serve.


Southern Java Parfait

Scoop some high-quality vanilla ice cream into a serving glass

Pour over 1 tbsp. single batch bourbon

Sprinkle with 1/2 tsp. finely ground espresso

Let sit 30 seconds, top with whipped cream, if desired


Iced Jamaican Coffee

In a cocktail shaker, combine:

  • 3/4 oz. Tia Maria
  • 3/4 oz. Jamaican rum
  • 1.5 oz. simple syrup (Recipe to follow, always use this in iced beverages- it melts much better)
  • Ice
  • 10 oz double strength brewed coffee, chilled
  • Shake well- strain over fresh ice in a tall glass.
  • Simple Syrup
  • 1-cup sugar
  • 1-cup water

Bring to a boil for 1 minute- set aside, and cool completely. Store in a sealed container at room temp.

Visit your local Port City Java café! Find the nearest location at www.PortCityJava.com.

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