After Amsterdam and London, there come the time for northern coffee tastes. Sweden, homeland of fika, tradition comparable to English five o’clock, though coffee edition and without any time references.
As long as the cup is full, there’s fika.
DROP Coffee Roasters
The small café, hidden in the streets of Stockholm near Gamlastan (Old City). During christmas time, they have some special roasts with notes of cinnamon, clove and cardamom. Mums! Food choice is not that big – some sandwiches, jogurt with musli and cookies. But it’s sufficient, as the coffee plays main role. Benjamin, one of the former barista’s at DROP and currently working at DROP’s neighbour’s was very welcoming and recommended trying African beans. I took also flat white – perfect start of the morning, if you ask me. And what do you think about their pack and take-away cups design? I love the b&w floral ornaments with simple font on the other side. I got myself a little cupping notebook, where you can write all the taste impressions down.
Johann & Nyström Concept Store
DROP’s neighbours. Stockholm’s coffee mekka. You can not only have some hamrende lækker coffee, but also participate in workshops to enroll your barista skills. While you’re considering the idea, get your sugar at proper level with one of their delicious sandwiches or cakes. Christmas roast also available. Good place if you’re up to (jule)hygge (sorry not sorry for Danish-Swedish tradition mix.) with a book. Candles, cusions, blankets all around. You can sit on alone on the wide windowsill or at the bar chit-chatting with baristas. They weren’t really talkative, but hey they did their best. They’re Swedish, be patient. J
PS If not in a mood for coffee (Personally, I don’t know that feeling….) then try their artisanal teas, green with strawberries literally tastes like those.
This one was my favourite in Stockholm so far. Spacious, with and industrial touch and TOLIX chairs. Delicious breakfasts – crunchy granola and kanelsnegle (again, I know…). Strong and juicy drip brewed from their own beans. In comparison to two other places, Fikabaren’s team has been more open and welcoming. I had to make the money, so I stayed there for a little much longer time and they didn’t give me the you’d-better-order-something-else-bitch-look, which was relieving. Sweden isn’t one of the cheapest countries and well, a girl needs to eat.
If You are into conquering the (Swedish) coffee world, then that is something for You! Check it out and good luck 🙂