coffee-rubbed pulled pork

Smoky Coffee Rubbed Pulled Pork

Last Updated on August 29, 2022

Prep this pork a day ahead to give the deep, smoky-sweet spice rub time to flavor the meat.  A Dutch oven locks in moisture during the low-and-slow cooking process so the meat is fall-apart tender.



coffee-rubbed pulled pork recipe

Smoky Coffee Rubbed Pulled Pork

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Protein: Pork
Cut: Pork Butt
Diet: Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Paleo
Course: Main Course
Prep Time: 1 day
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 1 day 4 hours
Servings: 6 people


  • 1 pkg ButcherBox Pork Butt, bone-in/bnls

Dry Rub

  • 2 Tbsp ground coffee
  • 2 Tbsp chipotle powder
  • 1 Tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp mustard powder
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar optional
  • 1 Tbsp salt

Braising Liquid and Aromatics

  • 1 c apple cider
  • 1 onion roughly chopped


  • Mix all spices and salt, rub all over pork butt, wrap tightly and refrigerate overnight.
  • Preheat oven to 300°F.
  • Place apple cider and onions in Dutch oven and bring to boil.
  • Place pork butt into Dutch oven, close tightly and place in oven.
  • Braise until pork is for tender, about 3-3 ½ hours.
  • Turn oven to 425°F and roast pork butt uncovered for an additional 15 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and let rest in liquid 15 minutes before shredding with fork.
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Yankel Polak is the Head Chef at ButcherBox.