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Try these coffee traditions to get you into the festive spirit.

Posted on December 17, 2019

Coffee traditions for Christmas? Yes, they exist. And even though we can only dream of a white Christmas with snow, fireplaces and all, we can still enjoy all the warm foods and beverages without overheating, right? Because let’s be honest, coffee is always a good idea.

No surprises though, the Christmas traditions that involve coffee come from the far north. One tradition dates back to the 19th century. We are in Eastern Europe, Scandinavia and Russia where families and friends would give each other coffee gifts over the festive season known as ‘black gold’ and would enjoy coffee as part of the Christmas dinner. They even came together to roast the coffee themselves, now that’s commitment.

Another tradition from Greenland describes spontaneous coffee gatherings known as Kaffemikker, even as an alternative to a traditional Christmas dinner (ok, we suggest you keep the food though).

Coffee simply brings people together, so get into the festive spirit with some ‘black gold’ (coffee) as they would say, and share and enjoy coffee with your loved ones over the festive season. If you are looking for some coffee inspiration, why not try something new? We have the biggest variety in South Africa.

Happy holidays!