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PostHeaderIcon Tips for Creating Your Own Fika

Fika? What’s a Fika? If you are looking for a new way to relax this summer and you love coffee, go Fika! Fika is basically a Swedish coffee break. Swedes consider having a coffee an important part of the culture. You can fika at work by taking a “coffee break,” fika with someone like a “coffee date,” or just drink a cup of coffee. As such, the word has quite ambiguous connotations, but almost always including something to eat, such as cookies, cakes and even candy, accompanied by a drink. This practice of taking a break, typically with a cinnamon roll or some biscuits or cookies, is central to Swedish life, and is regularly enjoyed even by the government.

So…relax like the Swedes do and have a Fika, this cultural mainstay allows Swedes to take true coffee breaks throughout the day (not just grabbing a coffee to go). Swedes actually slow down, sit and savor a rich cup of coffee and a sweet snack in the company of friends, twice a day, every day.

How do you master the art of creating your own fika?

  • Silence the cell phone, set the timer for 15 minutes and take a break with a friend.
  • Choose the right brew, like a delicious cup of Gevalia Kaffe, the Swedish-heritage coffee and preferred brand in Sweden that is now available in U.S. retail stores.
  • Bake a dessert like Kanelbullar (Swedish Cinnamon Buns) or something as simple as Pepparakakor (Swedish Ginger Snaps).  If you’re not up to baking, any sweet treat or even fruit will do!
  • If you want to go all out, decorate your space with a nice place setting using Swedish-designed coffee mugs and label the desserts in Swedish.

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