It’s not hard to love Valtteri Bottas. The Finnish Formula 1 driver now with Alfa Romeo spent five years as part of the Mercedes team, where he helped bring home four Constructors’ wins while also being the consummate teammate to Lewis Hamilton, who won an equal number of titles in that time. On top of that, he’s a big-time coffee guy, and even co-owns his own roastery, Kahiwa Coffee Roasters in Lahti, Finland.
With F1 returning to the Circuit of the America in Austin, Texas next weekend for the 2023 United States Grand Prix, Bottas is also heading Stateside. And while he is here, Bottas and Kahiwa are teaming up with Austin’s Greater Good Coffee Roasters for a very cool collaboration bundle and the chance to win a Comandante grinder signed by Bottas himself.
Currently on pre-sale, the Howdy Collab Bundle is a combined effort between the Transatlantic roasting companies. In it includes a washed Kenyan coffee from the Kamwangi Coffee Factory in Kirinyaga. Grown at 1,800MASL, the light-roasted all-peaberry blend of Ruiru 11, SL28, and Batian varieties has notes of stewed plumcot, papaya, and tamarind. Along with the 12oz bag of coffee, the bundle includes a custom co-branded bandana and a copy of Valtteri’s own AeroPress brewing recipe.
Each order of a Howdy Collab Bundle automatically enters you into a drawing for the grand prize: the Bottas-signed Comandante hand grinder. In particular, the all-new Alpine Lagoon colorway of Comandante’s C40 MK4 Nitro Blade grinder. The raffle will take place October 31st.
The Howdy Collab Bundle will begin shipping out on October 17th, from both Greater Good’s roastery in Texas and Kahiwa’s in Finland, depending upon which brand you order from. It is currently available for pre-order for $50 from Greater Goods and €50 from Kahiwa.
Much like Valtteri’s Alfa Romeo next weekend at the Circuit, these limited edition bundles are going to be going fast, so pre-order yours now. For more information, visit Greater Goods Coffee Roasters’s official website.