Method 1 drivers are actually athletes on the high of their recreation. As such, all of them comply with strict diets, have nutritionists available to observe what they’re consuming and ensure that they’re solely consuming issues that preserve them in tip high form over a race weekend. For Alfa Romeo driver Valtteri Bottas, this contains espresso. Plenty of espresso.
The Finnish racing driver usually speaks about his love of espresso. In truth, it’s reached the purpose the place he’s now getting invitations to judge barista and coffee competitions world wide.
On high of that, the chance to style new and thrilling coffees at each cease on the F1 calendar is one thing the Fin is eager to ensure he by no means misses.
“Fortunately we go to places for the grands prix that very often you will discover good espresso and small roasteries and stuff like that,” Bottas advised Jalopnik in an interview over the U.S. Grand Prix weekend.
“Like, for instance, right here in Austin there are such a lot of good espresso retailers and I’ve been to fairly a number of and explored a bit.”
On the listing of important visits in Austin, Bottas highlights Strive Arduous Espresso. The small roastery presents blends and single origin brews that the Alfa Romeo driver “extremely recommends.”
However not each cease on F1’s ever-growing calendar can have nice espresso. So, when that occurs, Bottas has a dependable setup to churn out tasty brews of his personal.
He says: “With the locations which can be more difficult to get good espresso, I all the time have my Aeropress, my hand grinder and a few beans that I acquired from my travels or from the roastery I’m concerned with in Finland.”
Since 2020, Bottas has been co-owner of specialty roaster Kahiwa Espresso in Finland. The outfit runs a roastery and cafe in Lahti, Finland.