The Art of the Coffee Break

Have you ever heard of Fika? It’s a Swedish tradition of taking a coffee break, usually between lunch and dinner.  The concept of fika isn’t about grabbing a quick cup of coffee on your way to your next meeting, or to fuel up when you feel that afternoon slump, but to actually slow down and take a true break.

There is really an art to taking a proper coffee break.

It doesn’t have to be a fancy affair, instead the tradition is really rooted in the idea of taking a moment to reflect on your own, or gather with friends.

It doesn’t matter whether you are having  coffee or tea , a sweet or savory treat, whether you’re home, at a local eatery, or with a thermostat on a park bench.

The idea is to soak up a few minutes and catch up with a friend, put away your phone, people watch or just unwind for a moment.

So, if you’re looking for me around the 3 o’clock hour, you can find me somewhere in Orange County, drinking a cup of Jasmine green tea with an almond croissant, or at the very least two small chocolate chip cookies.

Hope you find a moment in your hectic life to take a Fika, too.

Besos,

Alina

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  • Reply Favorite Things from October - ...besos, Alina…besos, Alina November 2, 2016 at 12:03 PM

    […] jar of the butter. But, in my defense, these are the necessary tools needed for my commitment to fika. Right? Get the muffin bread and the butter before Trader Joe’s runs out. Or don’t, if […]

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