3rd place of the highest per capita coffee consumption goes to Norway.
- With 8.8 kg of green coffee a year and 3 cups of coffee a day, the Norwegians are just behind Sweden and the No. 1 in the per capita coffee consumption Finland.
- In Germany it is only 7.2 kg
- The first written note of coffee in Norway dates from 1694 by the Norwegian customs master Nicolay Flygl from Christiania.
- Some years later 640 kg coffee beans passed the Norwegian customs and was at this time a luxury item of the rich population.
- With a 17.5 t import in 1756, coffee had already become a treat for everyone and was available everywhere in the country.
Traditional Preparation of Coffee in Norway
The national drink Coffee is drunk on every occasion. As in Sweden, the cinnamon roll (skillingsbolle or kanelboller) may not be missing for coffee. And even if the Third Wave has long arrived in Oslo and Co., there are still traditional preparations.
- The tradition comes from the Sami, an indigenous people in northern Scandinavia.
- It is a social ritual where stories are told and the coffee is prepared according to the preferences of the host.
- In an open fire you hang a tinned copper kettle and brings in it water to boil.
- Then add coarsely ground coffee to the boiling water and boil up again.
- Remove the kettle from the fire so that the coffee grounds can settle.
- The light coffee is served in a wooden cup (Guksi) together with Gaffevuostá (a Halloumi-like cheese), which softens in the coffee.
- Alternatively, cow or goat’s milk can be added to the coffee.
- With it have some dried reindeer meat.
- Use 1/2 coffee and 1/2 moonshine or vodka and if you like a spoonful of sugar.
- The black coffee is diluted with brandy until you see the bottom of the cup again.
- It is especially drunk in the Trondheim area and has been popular since the 17th century!
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