Autocrat, LLC

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Autocrat coffee syrup

Autocrat, LLC is a company based in Lincoln, Rhode Island, United States that manufactures and markets coffee and tea extracts.[1] The company's coffee syrups are often utilized to make coffee milk, which was made the official drink of Rhode Island in 1993.[2]


Autocrat, LLC was established in the 1890s under the name Brownell & Field Coffee Company, and began manufacturing coffee syrup in the 1930s.[2][3][4] In 1991, Autocrat acquired Eclipse, a coffee syrup manufacturer, after which it became the sole manufacturer of coffee syrup in the United States.[4] It has also been stated that Autocrat is (as of 2007) the sole manufacturer of coffee syrup in the world.[4] However, a company that produces coffee syrup named Morning Glory was established in 2001.[5]


The company is well known for its brand of coffee syrup under the Autocrat name.[2][6] After the acquisition of Eclipse in 1991, Autocrat continued to manufacture coffee syrup under the Eclipse brand name, and also manufactures a brand named Coffee Time Syrup.[2]

Autocrat has worked in unison with Narragansett Beer company to produce beer brewed with coffee syrup.[7][8] In December 2013, the Narragansett Beer company marketed a limited edition stout brewed with Autocrat Coffee syrup.[7]

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  1. ^ "Our vision". Autocrat, LLC. Retrieved 21 December 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d Orchant, Rebecca (February 26, 2013). "Coffee Milk: The Rhode Island Specialty Fueled By Autocrat Syrup". Huffington Post. Retrieved 21 December 2013. 
  3. ^ Smith, Peter W. (2003). New England Country Store Cookbook. iUniverse. pp. 146–147. ISBN 0595253962. 
  4. ^ a b c Brown, Seth (2007). Rhode Island Curiosities. Globe Pequot. p. 130. ISBN 0762743387. 
  5. ^ "About Morning Glory Coffee Syrup". Morning Glory Coffee Syrup. Retrieved 21 December 2013. 
  6. ^ Dietsch, Emily (December 16, 2013). "Drunk on Gansett Coffee Milk". Providence Monthly. Retrieved 21 December 2013. 
  7. ^ a b Dzen, Gary (December 3, 2013). "Narragansett announces release of Autocrat Coffee Milk Stout". Retrieved 21 December 2013. 
  8. ^ "Narragansett Beer Co. Planning Autocrat Coffee Milk Stout". CBS News (Boston). October 18, 2013. Retrieved 21 December 2013. 

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