In medium pan, mix the sugar and water. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Simmer uncovered for 5 minutes. Let cool to room temperature.
Stir in remaining ingredients til smooth. Funnel mixture into a glass bottle. Drop in the whole coffee beans (10 of them), if desired. Cover tightly.
Let mixture mature for at least 2 weeks. Strain out the coffee beans if desired. This is not as thick as the professionally prepared version but delicious nonetheless. To add mocha nuances, drop 10 whole coffee beans into the steeping mixture