MPR: Sami-themed coffee shop celebrates an arctic culture
MINNEAPOLIS — Plenty of cafes can serve up a decent latte. But only the Lavvu Coffee House in Minneapolis lets customers sip espresso around a fire inside a traditional reindeer herder's tent.
The fire is actually electric. And, the tent is technically a lavvu, explains shop owner Chris Pesklo.
"It looks very similar to a teepee," Pesklo said. "But it's structurally different. Its angles are less extreme so it's more stable in high winds. This thing is what dominates the whole coffee shop."