In Finland, coffee is a “national drink” that mediates the distinction between the rural interior and the urban industrial south. In the early nineteenth century, coffee was an expensive imported beverage consumed by the aristocracy, but it has been incorporated into all strata of society. It is the center of the ubiquitous “coffee ceremony,” a ritualized display of hospitality, elegance, and self-restraint in which an abundance of delicate pastries is served.

Source: http://www.everyculture.com/Cr-Ga/Finland.html