country style pork ribs on a plate with a side of coffee barbecue sauce

Country Style Pork Ribs with Coffee Barbecue Sauce


  • 3-4 pounds boneless pork shoulder country style pork ribs
  • 2-3 tablespoons rib rub or barbecue seasoning our rib rub recipe in notes
  • 1/4 cup strong coffee or 1/2 teaspoon espresso powder
  • 1 bottle barbecue sauce


  1. Trim about 1/4 inch fat from the ribs and chop into small bits. Turn the electric pressure cooker to saute (or in a skillet on the stove for a slow cooker) and cook down the chopped up fat until most of it has liquefied. 

  2. While the fat is rendering, rub the ribs with the seasoning. 

  3. Add the ribs to the hot pan and brown for a few minutes on each side. 

  4. Slow Cooker only: put ribs in the slow cooker. Deglaze the pan with the coffee (pour coffee into the skillet and scrap the pan to remove the browned bits of fabulous flavor). 

  5. Add the coffee and 1 cup of the barbecue sauce to the ribs. Stir to combine.

  6. Pressure cooker: Cook at high pressure for 45 minutes and do a natural release. 

    Slow Cooker: Cook on low for 4-6 hours (time will vary depending on the size of your cooker). 

  7. Ladle some of the cooking liquid into a bowl and combine with more barbecue sauce for a thicker serving sauce. 

Recipe Notes

Our favorite homemade rib rub recipe.