RIBS: Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Cut each rack of ribs in half and season with salt and pepper. Stack the ribs on a foil-covered baking sheet, in two piles of 3 pieces. Bake in the oven about 2-1/2 hours, or until tender, rotating the ribs every 30 minutes. Remove the ribs from the oven and cover them with foil to keep them moist and tender.
SAUCE: In a bowl, whisk together the honey, soy sauce, vinegar, ketchup, and espresso. Place the olive oil and garlic in a small saute pan. Cook over low heat for about 1 minute, or until it turns a golden brown. Remove from heat. Add to the honey mixture. Place the honey mixture in a saucepan and bring to a simmer for 15 minutes to blend the flavors.
TO COMPLETE: Brush the BBQ sauce on both sides of the ribs, and arrange them in a single layer. Place the ribs on an outdoor grill or in a 425 degree F oven. Turn and baste the ribs as they cook. Remove when the ribs are glazed and tender, about 15 minutes.
Courtesy Michael Chiarello. Copyright NapaStyle, Inc. 2001 by M. Chiarello, D. Shalleck