One of the purchases I made at Greentopia was Hey Shuga! - an all natural, organic sugar cane syrup and the company is located right here in Rochester.
I drink a lot of hot tea and that involves a lot of stirring and stirring to disolve my sugar cubes. I also like to make iced tea in the summer and for that I make simple syrup. I think Hey Shuga will be a good subsititute. i am thinking it would be perfect for iced coffee too... especially since they are coming out with flavored versions like vanilla and hazelnut.