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.