August 18 in Swedish History
1951: the Swedish coffee ration ceases, and with it all rations since World War 2 cease in Sweden. Coffee may now be sold freely. In 1942 only 1.5 gram of coffee per day was allowed to be consumed in Sweden. Import of products like coffee, tea, rice, spices, and fruit were heavily restricted during the war, and there were great shortages overall in Sweden of food.

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Today, 52 minutes is what the average Swede spends on “fika” every day