LINCOLN, RI -- Autocrat LLC, a coffee roaster based here, has entered into an alliance with RFI LLC, a manufacturer of natural ingredients for the food, functional food and dietary supplement industries. Officials said the partnership will better position both companies to ramp up market expansion and product development.
RFI, headquartered in Blauvelt, NY, produces and distributes ingredients, tea extracts and blends including proprietary formulations. It taps into a network of manufacturing facilities in North and South America and China.
Autocrat supplies roasted coffee and liquid coffee concentrate, dispensed to customers hot on demand, to OCS and foodservice operators nationwide. It also produces coffee extracts that flavor food and beverages such as ice cream, iced cappuccino drinks, ready-to-drink beverages, snack bars and alcohol-based products. A year ago, Autocrat entered into a partnership with an investment group "to accelerate an aggressive growth strategy." | SEE STORY