Coffee-Rubbed Pork Tenderloin with Espresso-Honey Glace


Coffee-rubbed pork tenderloin with espresso-honey glacé produces a deep, dark, smoky, sweet, deliciously rich flavor combination, perfect for pork!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
1 hr


Coffee Spice Rub:

  • 2 tablespoons packed dark brown sugar

  • 2 tablespoons instant espresso powder

  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt

  • 2 teaspoons honey powder

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika

  • 1 teaspoon sweet paprika

  • ¾ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • ½ teaspoon onion powder

  • ½ teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder

  • ¼ teaspoon ground dried chipotle pepper


  • 1 (1 1/2 pound) pork tenderloin

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided

  • 1 tablespoon butter

Espresso-Honey Glace Sauce:

  • ½ cup water

  • 4 teaspoons beef demi-glace

  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

  • 1 teaspoon honey powder


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  2. Combine brown sugar, espresso powder, salt, honey powder, garlic powder, smoked paprika, sweet paprika, black pepper, onion powder, cocoa powder, and ground chipotle for the rub in a bowl. Mix thoroughly and transfer 1 tablespoon rub into a small bowl.

  3. Place pork tenderloin on a work surface and trim off any silver skin. Pat dry with paper towels. Sprinkle the larger portion of coffee spice rub all over tenderloin, patting it on with your fingertips. Drizzle 1 tablespoon olive oil on top and rub it in. Let rest at room temperature for 10 minutes.

  4. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil and butter in a large, oven-proof skillet over medium-high heat. Cook pork tenderloin until browned on all sides, about 8 minutes.

  5. Transfer the skillet to the preheated oven and roast tenderloin until slightly pink in the center, about 15 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest park of the tenderloin should read at least 145 degrees F (63 degrees C). Remove from the oven, transfer to a serving platter, and let rest for 10 minutes.

  6. Heat the same skillet over medium heat. Add 1 tablespoon reserved coffee spice rub, water, demi-glace, Dijon mustard, and honey powder for the sauce. Cook, stirring frequently, until sauce thickens, 3 to 4 minutes. Slice tenderloin into rounds and drizzle with sauce.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

289 Calories
14g Fat
14g Carbs
28g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 289
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 4g 21%
Cholesterol 81mg 27%
Sodium 1736mg 75%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 28g
Vitamin C 1mg 6%
Calcium 21mg 2%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 523mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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