Ever hear mention of fika? Maybe you've heard of the cafe chain in New York City, or maybe you've heard a Swedish friend make a fika reference, or maybe you once watched that silly Gevalia video. But when it comes to fika, do you really know what it is?
Three years ago my friend Johanna Kindvall and I set out to write a book on the topic of fika, the almighty Swedish coffee break. For Swedes, fika is nothing revolutionary; it's simply part of everyday life. But talk to any Swede who has moved abroad, or anyone who has visited Sweden, and they'll tell you all about how wonderful fika is and how you should be doing more of it.