BBQ and Coffee

Get your grill on before the summer is over

That was a lovely long summer! The question is how much longer. That’s why today a few tips how to combine coffee and BBQ.
It is always a good idea, if you start early in the afternoon with the barbecue, to have an iced coffee or later in the evening a coffee cocktail with your steak. Here some recipes for you. But coffee is also great as an ingredient for anything that comes on the grill. That’s why today I have 2 recipes each for a coffee rub and a BBQ sauce.

Coffee Rub

  • 1/3 cup medium ground coffee
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp salt
  • 1 tbsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 chili pepper (fresh, gutted)
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 1 big garlic clove (peeled and smashed)
    Mix well all ingredients and generously rub pork ribs, chops or vegan alternatives and let them soak before they come on the grill.

Another recipe as video:

Coffee BBQ Sauce

  • 1/2 cup of espresso or cold drip / cold brew coffee
  • 1 cup of ketchup
  • 1/2 cup of apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup cane sugar
  • 1 large onion (peeled and finely chopped, about 1 cup)
  • 2 cloves of garlic (peeled and minced)
  • 3 chili peppers (fresh, gutted)
  • 2 tbsp mustard
  • 2 tbsp Worcester sauce
  • 2 tbsp cumin (ground)

Put everything in a small saucepan, stir and simmer for 20 minutes over medium heat. Allow to cool and then puree in a blender.

Another recipe as video:

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