The reason comes in two factors, including temperature and the Finnish culture.
Finland is known to be one of the coldest countries with long dark days. According to studies, when we are in the dark, our bodies produce more melatonin or the hormone that helps our body to feel sleepy and tired. On the other hand, the production of the sleeping hormone is blocked when our body detects natural light.
Since the snowy country has long dark days than usual, they feel sleepy during that time, and because of that, they need some energy booster to help them keep awake, lots of coffee. Moreover, hot coffee usually makes them feel a bit warm since the temperature in their country drops at the coldest level.
Coffee has been part of the Finnish culture since the beginning of time. It signifies the historical, cultural, and even social life of the people in Finland.
A five to eight cups a day is what made every Finnish survive the cold weather and darker days. Coffee is part of every meal and their everyday lives. Whenever they eat their meals, coffee is also served. Wherever they may be, at work, at home, or anywhere, there should be a cup of coffee.
Moreover, in Finland, if someone has a visitor at home or work, it is rude not to offer coffee. On the contrary, if someone offered you a coffee, you should always take it since they also consider it offensive if you decline the offer.
Another thing about the Finnish coffee culture is its labor agreement allowing the workforce to take two 15-minutes coffee breaks per day. Who wants to work at Findland for almost 30 minutes of a coffee break?
You will also be surprised to know that they drink coffee almost every time of the day and every situation.
They drink coffee in the morning, evening, when they go to the sauna, when they bid goodbye, when they won medals, when they travel, and even when they are voting. Finnish consider it odd when in a celebration or event, there is no coffee served. There should always have coffee.
Drinking coffee is a habit for some, but for Finnish, it is a must. Caffeine stimulates happy hormones that could be the reason why Finland is the happiest country in the world. Well, they drink coffee almost every time, who would not be joyful with that?