There’s something outrageous about brewing a sauce from a beverage you usually associate with breakfast. Here, you’ll be able to sense the coffee without actually tasting it.
Step 1: Combine the espresso, ketchup, cream, honey, mustard, brown sugar, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, and Tabasco sauce with 3 tablespoons of water in a large heavy nonreactive saucepan. Gradually bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
Step 2: Reduce the heat to medium and let the sauce simmer gently until thick and richly flavored, 6 to 10 minutes. Taste for seasoning, adding more brown sugar, vinegar, and/or Tabasco sauce as necessary and season with salt and pepper to taste. If necessary, add a little more water to thin and mellow the sauce. The sauce can be served hot or at room temperature and may be refrigerated, covered, for up to 1 week. Bring it to room temperature and stir to recombine before serving.