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Smoked Coffee

Serves 1.5 lbs.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 - 25 minutes

Want to start the day off with some fresh coffee? Try roasting green, unroasted coffee beans right on the grill! It may seem a bit unusual at first, but the smoky flavor from the grill really does give morning coffee a kick.


  • 24 oz. (1.5 lbs.) green coffee beans
  • 1/2 cup Napoleon Smoker Chips (recommend maple, apple, cherry, or pecan)
  • Napoleon Smoker Pipe


Remove the grids from one side of the grill and place a Napoleon Smoker Pipe, ½ to ¾ filled with soaked wood chips of your choice, onto the sear plates above your selected burner.

Preheat the grill to about 450°F and allow the smoker chips to begin smoking.

Sprinkle the coffee beans in a single layer over a baking tray. Place the tray over indirect heat and smoke-roast the beans for up to 25 minutes. Check on the beans every 5 minutes as they smoke. Use a wooden spoon or spatula to move them around for even coloring. The beans will expand and begin to crack and pop while they roast and absorb the smoke.

Once the coffee beans have reached the desired roast color, remove them from the grill and place them into a colander. Stir them for a little bit to cool.

Pour the coffee beans back and forth from a colander to a bowl. This removes the skin that has separated and speeds the cooling process. Allow the coffee to cool completely before placing into an airtight container for storage. PRO TIP – Allow the coffee to rest for 24 hours for best flavor in your first pot.

Recipe from Napoleon Grills.

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