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Janet Carter
Janet Carter • 1 year ago

Swedish fika on a four tiered serving stand “Fika” - The Swedish coffee hour, or fika break, is a combination of coffee and chatting. A “fika” is not complete without buns, cookies or cakes, and has been popular since the second half of the 1800s. Swedes consume most cardamom in Europe and put it in buns that go with the coffee. Location: Grythyttan, Västmanland

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