Fika at Jen’s apartment: coffee accompanied by sweet treats and sweet friends.

Fika is a social institution in Sweden; it means having a break, most often a coffee break, with one's colleagues, friends, date, or family. Originally used as a Swedish verb meaning "to go out for coffee," the word fika can also be used as a noun ("coffee break").  This practice of taking a break, typically with a cinnamon roll or some biscuits or cookies, or sometimes a smörgås or a fruit on the side, is central to Swedish life.

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