Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

This recipe comes from Christine Cushing. She used it on grilled drumsticks. It is a wonderfully full flavoured sauce- the coffee adds alot of depth. Try it...

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix mustard powder with 1 tbsp of water to make mustard mixture.
  2. In a saucepan, prepare the barbecue sauce by combining ketchup, brown sugar, espresso, cider vinegar, onion, jalapenos, garlic, molasses, mustard mixture, Worcestershire, cumin and cayenne pepper.
  3. Bring to a boil on medium heat and cook for 10 minutes.
  4. Let cool and use as a marinade and grilling sauce on poultry.


Most Helpful

Wow, this is a hot one but so good! I cut back on the jalapeno, just used one, and used just 1 tsp. of cayenne pepper and it is still hot! I didn't have expresso so I just cooked down my leftover coffee! Thanks so much!!!

Sharon123 July 27, 2003

The name is a little misleading as this sauce does not taste like coffee. However it is tasty and goes great on tacos. The cumin flavor is very powerful. If I make it again I will use more coffee and less cumin, if any.

Gil Grillalotomus September 24, 2012

Great BBQ sauce! Didn't have Jalapenos so I used Chipotle. Instead of mustard powder I ground up Black Mustard Seeds with my mortar and pestle. Used this on chicken that I started in a beer and chicken broth and pressure cooker (with the chicken above the broth in a rack... and finished in the broiler adding the sauce in the last 5 minutes of broiling.

Catpaladin May 21, 2010

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