I love pulled pork. I really do. I also love coffee. And of course my favorite thing in the world is a recipe that's a total no brainer. This one, from food + wine magazine covers all of those bases, and it's incredibly delicious on top of all that. Serve it on its own, or on a potato roll with a little bbq sauce. Any way you slice it, it's the perfect meal.
What you need
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup coarsely ground coffee
One 4-pound, bone-in pork butt
1/3 cup sorghum or molasses
1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
Freshly ground pepper
What you do
In a large bowl, combine the sugar, coffee and 1/2 cup of salt. Add the pork and rub the mixture all over. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 12 to 24 hours.
Preheat the oven to 300°. Rinse off the pork and set in a roasting pan. Roast the pork for 6 hours, basting with pan juices, until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the thickest part registers 200°; cover with foil for the last 2 hours of cooking. Transfer the pan to a rack and let rest for 30 minutes. Increase the oven temperature to 500°.
In a saucepan, boil the sorghum and vinegar; season with salt and pepper. Simmer until slightly reduced, 10 minutes. Pour the glaze over the pork and roast for 15 minutes, until glazed. Let cool, then shred the pork.