BD Imports was founded with the ideal of bringing together social responsibility and quality. In 1999, Patrick and Phyllis Johnson launched BD Imports with a mission to supply wholesale customers with exceptional quality specialty-grade coffees sourced sustainably and with gender equality at its foundation. We began with a single shipment from Rwanda in 2000 and have continuously added new origins and roasting partners to our global supply chain.
At BD Imports, we respect and appreciate customers who share our values and we also believe in paying for our values such as integrity, respect and inclusion. That is why we have been engaged in transparent supply chains and ensure we are able to financially support all supply chain players for their contribution. We have consistently made sure to center our mission around our suppliers and worked to uplift their stories to a larger platform. One driving force behind the relationship with our suppliers has been gender equity.
From a leadership and company standpoint, BD Imports has championed women’s empowerment and involvement for over a decade to further develop the value chain and grow local economies. However, without quality, our product cannot be sustainable. BD Imports has taken care to aid in training our farmers to ensure a high-quality, safe product.