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The Fika

Sweden is a coffee drinking country. People love their coffee in the morning, in the afternoon and in between or beyond that. Fika, a verb also a noun, is a very common word in Sweden. While it can be associated to a coffee break as it almost always involve coffee, there is more to it than just the caffeine. Fika can be with a cup of tea, juice or soda and will be incomplete without the sweet treat like a cinnamon bun, a muffin, a cookie or a slice of cake. Fika happens anytime and anywhere. It can be in a cafe, at home in school or at work. It is a social phenomenon not just a coffee break.

 

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Fika at espresso house, one of Sweden’s famous coffee chains.

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