Rick Davis Dihem from The Good Batch reveals how you can put coffee beans to good use in a three-course meal. Our verdict: that gush of energy that ran through our veins as we indulged in these dishes is definitely irreplaceable!
Barbecued Coffee Chicken Wings
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes
½ cup tomato juice
½ cup dark brown sugar
½ cup sherry vinegar
½ tablespoon chipotle powder
1 kilogram chicken wings
1 cup The Good Batch’s house blend espresso
1 yellow onion, diced
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 cup spicy ketchup
1 ½ tablespoons toasted coriander seeds
Olive oil (to brush grill)
Sauté onions in olive oil with a pinch of salt over medium heat until translucent. Add in brown sugar, coriander seeds, espresso and vinegar and let it simmer for 10 minutes. Add in the chipotle powder, ketchup and tomato juice and let the mixture simmer for two hours.
Discard the solids and let the mixture cool down. Preheat grill to medium-high heat and season the chicken on all sides with salt and pepper. Brush the grill with olive oil before placing chicken on it. Baste the chicken with barbecue sauce. Flip chicken every five to six minutes and continue basting it.
Serve with barbecue sauce and cucumber coleslaw on the side.