Coffee AND Bacon

2014-09-03 at 9.54 AM Looking to combine two favorite flavors in a new and unusual way? Katie Shepherd shares her delicious Coffee Bacon recipe. We’re thinking that needs to go with some Chicken & Waffles or maybe some homemade ice cream?

This recipe uses ground coffee. You can order coffee from us ground-on-demand or you can grind it yourself at home. We recommend a medium ground type for this recipe.

Coffee Bacon

Yield: 8-12 slices


  • 8-12 slices uncooked bacon
  • 1/4 cup freshly ground coffee
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 4 tablespoons packed brown sugar, divided
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • Freshly cracked black pepper


Place bacon on top of a piece of plastic wrap or brown butcher paper.

In a small bowl, combine the coffee, chili powder, 2 tablespoons brown sugar, molasses, and water. Spread the mixture over the exposed, fatty part of the bacon slices, pressing in with the back of a spoon. Wrap in the plastic wrap or butcher paper and refrigerate overnight.

When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Wipe off most of the coffee grounds with a paper towel, but not all. The majority of the coffee will be on the top of the bacon slices. Lay the slices in a single layer on the parchment paper and sprinkle with the remaining 2 tablespoons of brown sugar and freshly cracked pepper.

Bake until browned and crisp, about 14-17 minutes, or until bacon has reached your desired crispiness. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for five minutes before serving.

(photo credit: Oxalis37)