Phyllis Johnson Elected to Board of Directors of the Specialty Coffee Association of America

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Phyllis Johnson Elected to Board of Directors of the Specialty Coffee Association of America

ROCKFORD, ILLINOIS May 5, 2006 — The Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) has elected Phyllis Johnson, Founder and President of BD Imports, to its Board of Directors. The SCAA is the world's largest coffee trade association with more than 3,000 company members. The organization is committed to improving quality and creating a sustainable marketplace and as a Board Member, Ms. Johnson will help to develop projects and initiatives that support that vision.

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BD Imports wins the Isaac Wilson Award

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ROCKFORD, IL – November 4, 2004 - BD Imports, Inc, an importer and marketer of exceptional quality coffees is the recipient of the prestigious Isaac Wilson Award for outstanding success, leadership, and community involvement.

"We are thrilled and deeply honored to receive such an award for our efforts," said Patrick Johnson of BD Imports. The award was presented by the Rockford Regional Chamber of Commerce Minority Business Council on November 3, 2004. More than 400 people including business owners, the banking community, and the media, were present as BD Imports addressed the audience.


BD Imports was founded in 1999 by Phyllis Johnson and Patrick Johnson and serves as the premier importer and marketer of specialty grade coffees from Africa. The company imports fine coffees for some of the most discerning coffee roasters in the world, while creating lasting relationships at origin and practicing socio-economic responsibility. BD Imports exclusively owns the Evolution brand of specialty grade roasted coffees found in upscale gift boutiques, restaurants, and grocery stores. BD Imports is a member of the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA), Transfair USA, and The Roasters Guild. For more information about BD Imports, call 800-285-1298 or visit For more information about Evolution coffee, call 866-386-5883 or visit

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Patrick Johnson, Vice President and Co-Founder
Phone: 815-639-9298
Fax: 815-654-1275


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