how to: fika

Today is the first day in a long time that I've had to myself. No husband, no toddler, no distractions. I decided the time was right for a proper fika, however, all by my lonesome.

I started with some great beans from Heart, a lovely gift from a dear neighbor. I ground enough beans for about two cups of pure caffeinated bliss. Back in the day we used a typical electric grinder... but we've recently upgraded to a Hario Ceramic Coffee Mill Skerton. You really get the best bang for your buck. It gives a consistent grind with none of that harsh, metallic taste. Not to mention it's really cheap!

Next up, I brewed the coffee in my Aeropress Coffee and Espresso Maker. I think every kitchen and office space should have one. They're affordable, american made, and coffee snobs swear by them. It's a quick and easy way to get a cup of delicious coffee or espresso.

For the fikabröd (pastries) I went to my local donut shop. I swear they make some of the nicest donuts and pastries around... I mean all kinds! Lately, I've been getting the faux cronut but there are so many options to choose from...

So, this is how I fika... How about you?