Definition: Fika (pronounced: FEE-Ka); Swedish; verb
1. to take a coffee break
*A typical fika ritual includes a sweet accompaniment to your coffee, like a cookie or a cinnamon roll. These social outings are an integral part of Swedish culture.
Why I love this word:
This word is just plain adorable. Tired and need a coffee break? Say you need to fika. It's origin is Swedish but my Greek and Armenian family never have their coffee without sweet company. Good coffee and pastries are what life's little moments call for, and the ideal place to fika is wherever your heart desires.
Photograph by Christopher Read