One of the reasons I love living in Gothenburg is because of all the wonderful cafés that you will find on nearly every street in the city. Even though I am from England, I am much more at home in a café, slurping a caffeinated beverage than I am in a pub. Being English, I definitely drink more tea than coffee though.
However, I love the ritual of having a coffee in a café. I love the different beans you can choose from. I love the smell of freshly ground coffee. I love the squealing noise the milk frother makes. I love the patterns the barista makes with the hot, frothy milk.
Here is a picture of one of my favourite patterns. This was done by a very talented barista in café in Haga.
I also love people watching, and cafes in Gothenburg allow you to sit for hours with your laptop plugged in, writing. Perfect for when I need a change of scene from my kitchen table, where I usually write. Then there are the cakes! But that is for another post.
I have always been interested in café culture and I stumbled on this today. It is about the most expensive coffee and the importance of café culture in Vietnam. If you are a café, coffee lover too, then this is worth a watch!
A.J. York is a middle grade and Children's writer. From the UK, currently living in Gothenburg, Sweden. Author of Delilah Dusticle, Eliza Bluebell and A Fairy Extraordinary Christmas Story.