Coffee syrups are easier to make than you might think. The base is a simple syrup with equal parts water and sugar. For this guide, we made a simple but delicious vanilla syrup. Once you've mastered the basics, feel free to experiment with other flavors!
In a saucepan over medium heat, combine sugar and water.
Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally.
Let your mixture boil until the sugar is fully dissolved. Keep an eye on it -- you don't want it to boil over!
Add vanilla and stir well.
Reduce heat to low and simmer to desired thickness.
Your ideal syrup texture is up to you! Once your syrup is as thick as you like it, remove the pan from the heat and allow it cool. If you used whole vanilla beans, strain them out once the syrup is cool.
Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container. Your homemade coffee syrup should last up to a month in your refrigerator. Add it to your coffee whenever you like!