Add Coffee Beans to the wood chips

Discussion in 'Woods for Smoking' started by canadianwild, Apr 22, 2011.

  1. I saw this on a food network show.

    A guy was smoking pork chops with Apple Wood chips and then about a 1/4 cut of coffee beans.

    I think it is a great idea and I am going to try it on Sunday.

    Anyone ever try this before?

  2. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    never tried it but let us know how it comes out.
  3. michael ark

    michael ark Master of the Pit

    New one on me.Let us know how it worked.Hum smoked coffee beans?
  4. fife

    fife Master of the Pit

    Yes keep us upto date on how this works.
  5. les3176

    les3176 Master of the Pit

    I've used coffee in my rubs before but never used the beans for smoke! Very interesting,I'll be waiting to hear how it worked out!!
  6. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I am a coffee roaster and I would not add beans to heat to smoke. They will burn and create an acrid smoke. I agree with adding coffee to a rub and have done it many times with great success.
  7. After some thought, I decided to try out the smoke before I put in the pork chops.

    So I used about 1/4 c of coffee beans in with maple wood chips.

    Smoke smelled very nice, I think it will work well.

    I wouldn't use just coffee beans but with the wood it should work out well.

    The coffee beans did burn , but stayed whole.

    Chops are in brine, tommorows the day.

    Happy Easter.
  8. porked

    porked Smoking Fanatic

    Good luck, I think it souds like it'd be worth trying. [​IMG]
  9. Results are in.

    Coffee beans in with the wood chips, not a bad idea, but not something I would do every day.

    The flavour was a bit bitter, and there was a hint of coffee flavour.

    I think they turned out good, and I will do it again. Maybe with pork loin. I wouldn't do it with something sweet, like bacon, or ham.
  10. thunderdome

    thunderdome Master of the Pit

    Sounds like a cool idea. Maybe less is more with something like that
  11. treym64

    treym64 Smoke Blower

    So you put maple wood chips with 1/4 cup of whole beans or grounds

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