In Sweden we love our coffee, and so-called boiled coffee (coarse ground and brought to the boil in a pan) is in many ways the national drink of Swedish Lapland. Preferably served with all the trimmings: coffee cheese, coffee meat, dried reindeer meat and reindeer tongue.
In the middle of the village square, a stone’s throw from the Silver Museum, you’ll find Arjeplogs Vilt & Kafe.
Step inside to try a coffee experience with a difference – and at the same time something that’s very traditional in Swedish Lapland. Order the Kaffetår and you’ll be served the kind of coffee we’ve been drinking in Sápmi for hundreds of years. Café owners Helena and Johnny Johansson ran a game store in Arjeplog for many years but dreamt of expanding the business by opening a café. In the store on Drottninggatan, it didn’t feel like a café would work though, so they waited. A couple of years ago the old café premises on the square became available and they saw it as an opportunity.
— As soon as we decided to make a go of it we also decided we’d do it our own way, Helena tells me one day as I walk in and order the Kaffetår.