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I have seen several recipes for coffee syrup, but none of them with a simple caramel taste. Is getting the caramel taste as easy as using brown sugar instead of white sugar, or do I need to find some store selling caramel flavour (essence)?

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Christian, could you please provide a reference for the recipes that you have seen / tried? What do you want to use the syrup for? Is this a syrup to sweeten your coffee or a coffee and caramel syrup for desserts? –  yossarian May 9 '11 at 15:56
    
Sorry, it's for coffee flavoring/sweetening. :) –  Christian Wattengård May 11 '11 at 6:10
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I would actually just make caramel. Place about 1 1/4 cup sugar and 1/4 cup in a heavy bottom pan and dissolve over low-medium heat then crank up the heat and let cook, without stirring, until the mixture turns a golden amber colour and starts smoking. Then use the resulting caramel to sweeten your coffee :-)

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1/4 cup water... I assume? –  talon8 May 9 '11 at 17:12
    
So, I actually tried this, and it worked so-so. It didn't get quite as much caramel flavor as the store-bought stuff, and I probably cooked it too long, I had to spoon it out and into my coffee ;) –  Christian Wattengård Jun 2 '13 at 15:43
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