Coffee Rubbed Baby Back Ribs

Looking to spice up your upcoming dinner party? Our coffee-rubbed baby back ribs are an irresistible combination of simplicity and delectability. Grilled on the barbecue and seasoned with a touch of Van Houtte’s French Roast coffee, these ribs will quickly grow to be a household favorite!

Coffee Rubbed Baby Back Ribs


  1. Preheat the oven to 300°F. 
  2. Place a large piece of aluminum foil on a large baking sheet. Place the ribs on top. 
  3. Using a brush, cover the ribs with oil, salt, and pepper. For flavor, sprinkle an additional herb such as thyme (as desired). 
  4. Wrap the ribs completely in the aluminum foil and place them in the oven for 2 hours, or until meat is tender. 
    1. If you prefer, you can also cook the ribs in water by cutting the ribs, placing them in a large pot and covering them completely with water. Once brought to a boil, lower the heat and simmer with the pot half-covered until the meat is tender (approx. 1 hour). 
  5. The ribs can be prepared up to 2 days in advance by sealing and placing them in the refrigerator. 
  6. Place the remaining ingredients in a medium pot and bring them to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Once boiling, reduce the heat and bring to a simmer, stirring occasionally until it thickens slightly (approx. 10 minutes).
  7. Grease the grill using a small amount of oil and heat the barbecue to medium heat. Using a brush, evenly coat the ribs with the sauce and turn them frequently until they’re hot and evenly glazed. This process will take approximately 10 to 15 minutes. Attention: be sure to keep a close eye on the ribs and to turn them frequently to avoid burning them!

You can double the sauce recipe and keep in a sealed container for up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator.

Side note: Although the barbecue is hard to beat, ribs can also be cooked in the oven. Using a grill and aluminum foil, place the ribs 12 cm from the heating element, coating and turning frequently as you would on the barbecue.

Best served with coleslaw and home fries!

Coffee Rubbed Baby Back Ribs

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