Sunny Coffees Are Not From Norway

When I first got contacted by a Norwegian family who wanted me to be their au-pair (this is how I came to Norway), they sent me a bunch of photos with their kids and a notice: “The  sunny photos are not from Norway”. It was 13 years ago, and I still remember that sentence – such a weird comment, I thought. Why did they feel necessary to mention that? So that I don’t get all rosy about those beach photos and think that town of Haugesund where they lived looked like Miami? 🙂 After spending some months in Haugesund, I knew for sure why the sunny pics could not be taken there: it was raining all year around. The west coast of Norway is famous for the rainy weather, and the seasons look pretty much alike there, all grey and wet, with some temperature variations.

Recently I was looking through my mobile photos from the last year and had to admit: I love coffee shots. I seldom post my drink pics on social media – but I keep on taking them. I don’t know why. Maybe, it is the feeling of the moment, the harmony of here and now, or it is some sacred geometry there – but I make sure I snap a pic of a cup and it feels so right. I thought that making a compilation of coffee (and some random tea) cups would be a nice idea – and since I got into playful mood about asking you to guess this and that some weeks ago, I decided to make it a riddle time.

So here are some coffee compilations from five countries. Can you guess where do they come from? The only hint would be similar to that of my Norwegian guest family: the sunny coffees are not from Norway 🙂 I give no further hints, since these are the countries that are not exotic to my blog. They have been covered here, even with some of these images already (and if you check under my travel tag, you will meet all of the places ;)). So let’s play! Who’s ready?

Country # 1.

Country #2.

Country #3.

Country #4.

Country #5.

Try to name some, if guessing all five seems too demanding a task for such a quite Sunday 🙂 Good luck!

P. S. If you want to play, post some guessing games on your blog, and let me know! I will make sure to pop by and take part 😉

41 thoughts on “Sunny Coffees Are Not From Norway

  1. Oh this is fun 😄Also makes me want to go to sleep early so I can wake up soon and have some coffee! 😉So, without cheating or researching your travel tag, I’m just guessing from the pics because it’s fun that way and I’m not a competitive person. 1: Croatia. 2: Sweden (det var lätt) 3: France, no hesitation! 4: Norway and 5: Spaaaaiiinnn!
    Love the intro text! I guess your host family was afraid you’d turn around and go home when you saw the rain 😂

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  2. Hihih, I cheated and looked at SMSW’s answers above. 😀 1. Croatia, really? I’d never guess. The last cup is Meinl which we have in Slovenia as well (but is an Austrian brand, I suppose.) 2. Sweden? I mistook it for Norway. 3 and 4. I wouldn’t know they are France and Norway. 5. Spain I guessed right. Sooo, where is Italy?? 😉

    And the sentence from the letter you got made me really think. There is so much of Norwegian mentality in there. It’s saying: “We are Norwegian and we ain’t gonna be lying about it but there is no sun here, mate.” 😀

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  3. haha what a fun post! I love this 🙂 Is country #1 Portugal?
    I have also noticed lately there’s something about a good coffee and a good mug so have been writing a post along those lines too. It’s perfect timing for me to see this, maybe I can do something similar in my post this week 🙂

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