Coffee and Cola Pork Loin

TOTAL TIME: 25 hr 20 min
Prep: 10 min
Inactive Prep: 24 hr
Cook: 1 hr 10 min
 
YIELD: 6 servings
LEVEL: Easy

ingredients

FOR THE PORK LOIN:
  • 1 cup warm water, plus 1 cup cold water
  • 1 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 1 (2 1/2 to 3-pound) pork loin
  • 1/4 cup ground coffee beans
  • 3 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons whole peppercorns
  • 3 whole star anise
  • 1 (1/2-inch) piece cinnamon stick broken into small pieces
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons canola or vegetable oil
FOR THE SAUCE:
  • 1/2 pound bacon, diced
  • 2 cups demi-glace or 1 package demi-glace mix dissolved in 1 cup water
  • 1 cup red wine
  • 1 cup pineapple juice, from canned pineapple tidbits
  • 1/2 cup pineapple tidbits
  • 1 cup cola
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Directions

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.

For the pork loin:
Combine 1 cup of warm water with the vinegar, sugar and salt in a medium bowl, whisking until the sugar and salt are dissolved. Transfer to a large resealable gallon-sized plastic bag. Add 1 cup of cold water and the pork loin, seal, and refrigerate overnight.

Pulse the coffee, brown sugar, peppercorns, star anise and cinnamon stick in a coffee or spice grinder until they become a fine powder. Remove the pork loin from the brine and pat dry with paper towels. Rub with the spice mix, transfer the pork to a baking sheet and set it aside at room temperature.

In a large skillet melt the butter with the oil over medium-high heat. Add the pork loin and brown for 5 minutes, turning to brown all sides. Transfer the pork to a baking sheet and roast until the temperature reads 160 degrees F on an instant-read thermometer, about 1 hour. Remove the roast from the oven, cover loosely with aluminum foil, and let it rest for 10 minutes before slicing.

For the sauce:
In a medium saucepan over medium heat, cook the diced bacon until crispy. Remove any excess fat from the pan and add the demi-glace, red wine, cola, pineapple juice and pineapple tidbits. Bring back to a simmer over medium-high heat for 10 minutes, until the sauce has reduced by half. Slice the pork loin and serve with the sauce on the side.

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  • on February 19, 2013

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    While I really enjoyed the crust and flavor the rub gave to the pork loin, I was very disappointed in the sauce. I had thought the ingredients were odd upon reading the recipe, but decided to give it a try based on the reviews. For me, the flavors in the sauce didn't come together well and the consistency did not thicken enough despite reducing on the stovetop. Ended up throwing out most of the sauce, which was a shame since the only ingredients I actually had to go out to the store for were the cola and pineapple. Would use the rub again, however.

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  • on January 31, 2013

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    I read the recipe and thought the ingredients were unusual. I took a chance and prepared the pork.
    I served six people. The pork loin was a big hit. My guests kept saying "0h my gosh, this is so good" after every bite. My sides were garlic mashed potatoes and sautéed green beans. When the meal was over, after enjoying seconds, every plate was licked clean.

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  • on June 17, 2011

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    Wonderful and flavorful! I first tried it for Mother's Day and the family love it. Dad requested it for Father's Day!

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