This coffee syrup is basically a 2 to 1 ratio of sugar to coffee, and you boil it to a thick syrup. A person who tasted the final dish said it tasted like espresso!

What kind of effects would it get from different kinds of sugar? Would brown sugar give it a molasses taste, for example?

Would different coffees have any effect on the coffee syrup?

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    Could you please try to provide a link, or just add in the actual recipe since I'm sure it's just a few ingredients? We're happy to edit and make things pretty, but there are a bunch of coffee syrup recipes on food.com and it's hard to tell which kind you're talking about.
    – Cascabel
    Commented Sep 5, 2016 at 3:19
  • Look under my name for my coffee syrup, my member name is Abraham r Commented Sep 5, 2016 at 13:58

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Coffee syrup, like anything else cooked, will taste of the ingredients used. If you use brown sugar it will syrupy and have a molasses flavor, if you use floral honey it will taste of it. If you use a richer coffee bean it will have a richer coffee taste.

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    Also, how you treat the sugars during syrup making matters - eg if acid is added, you get more inversion and a more honey-like taste. Commented Sep 6, 2016 at 9:51
  • what kinds of sugar/coffee would you recommend then @rackandboneman? Commented Sep 6, 2016 at 15:08
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    That's a matter of taste @AbrahamRay, completely subjective and it depends on what you want.
    – GdD
    Commented Sep 6, 2016 at 15:13
  • ok. thanks @GdD feel free to make sugestions on how to improve my other recipes if you want on food.com. my member name is Abraham r Commented Sep 6, 2016 at 15:16
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    I would recommend to start with plain sugar and experiment with some of the inversion and caramelization effects you can get by using different cooking methods :) Commented Sep 6, 2016 at 15:24

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