Fika is an important part of Swedish culture. It means making time for friends and colleagues to share a cup of coffee (or tea) and a little something to eat together.
Many Swedes consider that it is almost essential to make time for fika every day.
Fika cannot be experienced at your desk by yourself. That would just be having coffee and cake.
All Swedes consider it important to make time to stop and socialise: to take a pause from our busy schedules. It refreshes the brain and strengthens relationships. And it makes good business sense: companies have better teams and are more productive when fika is put into practice.
So why don't you introduce this concept at work? We are huge believers in taking time out to enjoy the little things in life, which for many of us Brits, is having a good old natter over a cuppa tea... pure bliss.
According to many Swedes, whatever food you choose for fika should be fresh and well presented. Ideally it should be homemade. Many team leaders in Sweden consider it important to regularly bake something at home to take into work for fika.
If you don't have time to bake, why not order some Sweet Reason goodies to your office to share!
Our Afternoon Tea Gift Boxes are the perfect fika treat...