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How to Make Finnish Coffee?

Finland is the top most European country where people drink coffee the most. In fact, Finnish people consume more coffee compared to other nations in the world – approximately 8 to 9 cups of coffee per day with some locals drinking as many as 30 cups per day, which isn’t recommended.

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In addition, Finns consume 12 kilograms of coffee per capita annually, thus putting them at the top of the world. Around 80% of the coffee consumed by Finns is lightly roasted. However, dark-roasted coffee is increasing in popularity. This article will discuss how to make Finnish coffee and everything you need to know about Finnish coffee. Read on!


How to Make Finnish Coffee

Making Finnish coffee is not that difficult and only requires minimal investment. Here’s how to make Finnish coffee.


  • 2 shots or 50 to 60 ml of espresso
  • 1.5dl milk
  • Blue food coloring


  1. Prepare the espresso – buy freshly roasted coffee beans and grind them. The fresher the coffee beans, the better the coffee. Alternatively, you can buy pre-ground coffee. However, pre-ground coffee may lose flavor fast since ground coffee loses flavor fast when exposed to oxygen. Therefore, grind the coffee beans when ready to brew your coffee.
  2. Steam the milk.
  3. Put a bit of steamed milk in an espresso cup and add a few drops of food coloring.
  4. Pour 200ml of milk into a cup and carefully add espresso.
  5. Add two more drops of espresso on the coffee surface and three drops of food color between the espresso drops.
  6. Use a toothpick or etching tools to draw a circle of hearts on the drink.
  7. Enjoy your Finnish coffee.


How Do Finnish People Drink Coffee

Finnish people drink light-roasted coffee. You can find espresso or dark roasts in a cafe but it is less common. As mentioned earlier, 80% of the coffee consumed by Finns is lightly roasted. In addition, many Finnish people drink black coffee or coffee with few drops of milk.


What Type of Coffee Does Finland Drink?

Finns drink 3 to 5 cups of lightly roasted filter coffee a day. Most of the coffee is either consumed at the workplace or at home. In addition, days are often divided by coffee breaks so that Finnish people can enjoy their coffee.


Why Do Finnish People Drink So Much Coffee?

As mentioned earlier, Finnish people consume more coffee in an average day compared to other European nations. An average Finnish person drinks 3 to 5 cups of lightly roasted filter coffee in a day. In addition, some Finnish people will consume as much as 8 to 9 cups of coffee per day. The trend is thought to have developed as a result of the extreme cold temperatures which are as low as -40 degrees Fahrenheit in the Northern region. The cold temperatures make a cup or thermos of coffee inviting. However, during summer, iced coffee is consumed to satisfy the caffeine craving.


What is Fika in Finnish?

Fika in Finnish means a coffee pause. You can Fika and drink coffee, tea, juice, soda, and water. A Fika break is about 10 to 30 minutes. At many workplaces, a coffee break is part of the regular daily schedule. Not to mention, coffee is popularized in Finland and 2 ten-minute coffee breaks are legalized and mandated for Finnish workers.


Where Does Finland Get Their Coffee from?

Finland has high rates of coffee consumption in the world at around 12 kg yearly. Finland imports almost all its coffee from developing countries such as Brazil as their main supplier.