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Coffee BBQ Sauce in a glass mason jar.
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5 from 2 votes

Coffee BBQ Sauce

This coffee BBQ sauce is the perfect blend of tangy, sweet, and bold. It’s particularly delicious on beef, but it will bring a rich and flavorful punch to any and all of your smoked and grilled meats.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Sauce
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Coffee BBQ Sauce
Servings: 24
Author: Susie Bulloch (heygrillhey.com)


  • 1 cup tomato puree
  • 1 cup brewed coffee
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons molasses
  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon mustard powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper


  • Make the sauce. In a medium saucepan, combine all ingredients and whisk to combine. Cook over medium heat until the mixture comes to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 25 minutes.
  • Use or store. Transfer to a lidded jar and chill in the refrigerator. I recommend letting the sauce sit in the fridge overnight before using to really marry the flavors together. This sauce will last 2 weeks in the fridge if stored in an airtight container.



Calories: 38kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 207mg | Potassium: 97mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 65IU | Vitamin C: 1.2mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 0.4mg