Kaffemik goodies run the gamut of homemade cakes and sweets like crowberry muffins, apple tarts, and marzipan cookies to full-fledged meals of reindeer and muskox meat, fish soup, and lumpfish roe blinis. A kitchen full of Greenlandic specialties! Often there are sodas and carafes of angelica-infused water, and there is, by definition, always a fresh pot of coffee.
KAFFEMIK FOR TRAVELERS
As a traveler, attending a kaffemik tour is more about getting a special look at Greenlandic life than celebrating. You will step into the actual personal homes of locals, and get a feel of what it’s like to live like a Greenlander.
Notice how the furnishings and design might be of Scandinavian influence yet the impressive collections of artwork, crafts, and skins make no mistake that you are in Greenland. Just like in your country, homes reflect individual personalities. Take for example the home of Thomasine in Tasiilaq, East Greenland, photographed here. She is skilled in making the East Greenlandic national costume, and her hobby and passion to make art out of beads is evident throughout her home.
You might also notice how facial expressions and body language can speak more than verbal words. You’ll see that cultural exchange is unfolding right before your eyes.