Coffee BBQ Sauce!

With summer fast approaching, what better way for us to celebrate BBQ season than with a delicious coffee BBQ Sauce!

Use this coffee barbecue sauce as a marinade or finishing sauce to BBQ pork, beef, or chicken.


  • 120 ml Espresso (brewed, or strong, dark coffee)
  • 240 ml Tomato Ketchup
  • 120 ml Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 100g Sugar (light brown, firmly packed)
  • 1 Medium Onion (peeled and finely chopped, about 1 cup)
  • 2 Cloves Garlic (peeled and crushed)
  • 3 Chilli Peppers (fresh, seeded, hot such as jalapeno, or hotter if desired)
  • 2 Tablespoons Mustard
  • 2 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons Ground Cumin
  • 2 Tablespoons Chili Powder


Put all the ingredients into a small saucepan, stir them together and bring to a simmer over medium heat and let simmer for 20 minutes.

Remove the pot from the heat. Let the mixture cool and once cooled puree in a blender.

Use as a marinade for your favourite meats and BBQ ingredients or brush over whilst cooking.

The sauce can be covered and refrigerated for up to 2 weeks.