Fika: why the Swedes are my new best friends

by Anna Anagno September 12, 2015

Fika: why the Swedes are my new best friends

I've just learnt about the the Swedish term fika.... So I thought I better have a little fika moment :: "Functioning as both a verb and a noun, the concept of fika is simple. It is the moment that you take a break, often with a cup of coffee, but alternatively with tea, and find a baked good to pair with it. You can do it alone, you can do it with friends. You can do it at home, in a park or at work. But the essential thing is that you do it, that you make time to take a break: that's what fika is all about."

From the book Fika: The Art of the Swedish Coffee Break.

My favourite time in the day now is having a little fika moment. It's always around 2pm - I'll pop the kettle on, turn off anything noisy and distracting and start the ritual. I love having a little decaffeinated coffee with a sugary snack (hey, it's ok to be a little unhealthy sometimes!).  It's warming for the body and the soul.

What's your fika ritual? Do you have a favourite tea or coffee? 

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Anna Anagno
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Anna is the founder and designer behind One Happy Leaf - an eternal optimist, suburban veggie grower, coffee lover + chronic cat cuddler. She believes that together we can make small sustainable changes to our lives to make the world better + greener than yesterday.



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