“A Little Jolt” Grilling Rub

A Little Jolt Dry Rub
“A Little Jolt” RubMatt Taylor-Gross

"I drink three to four large cups of coffee per day," says Amy Mills, "and I'm one of those lucky people who can drink it at night and it won't disturb my sleep!" It was a no-brainer for Mills, daughter of Memphis in May's four-time world barbecue champion Mike Mills—the two of them helm Southern Illinois' 17th Street Barbecue restaurants—to incorporate coffee into this otherwise traditional dry rub. Its sweet, earthy flavor is perfect for ribs.