Impala blend was formed with the Brazilian, South American Nicaragua and Tanzanian coffee beans to create a medium body, gentle green apple acidity, notes of ripe berry, toffee and caramel, with a brown sugar aftertaste.
The history of the Impala is an exciting one, just as the taste notes on this blend. In Italy, 1954, Ermanno Bazzocchi at Aermacchi chose a single engine light fighter aircraft design. They could not afford the development of a supersonic interceptor or bomber and needed a plane that could be operated at extreme ranges, but also needed to fly very low. They powered the plane with a Rolls Royce Armst rong Siddeley Viper turbojet engine, designing the aircraft to be robust and light, all metal, simple and cheap to build and fly. Known as the Macchi MB 326, the Impala is one of the most successful military airplanes of its type.
Everyone who served South Africa during the Bush War will remember the Impala pilots waving as they flew inverted over the watch towers on return after a day’s excursion. The impalas of the Silver Falcons remain iconic still to this day and just as the “air minded ness” movement to make Americans co conscious of the airplane and of a new air age that it would bring about, in a similar way this blend has been developed to inspire a new generation of coffee drinkers, the ones who will not settle for ordinary, the ones who expect more , the iconic and the adventurous. The drinkers who wish to join us in the perpetual pursuit of the perfect cup of coffee, one that truly reaches the remarkable altitudes of taste perception.