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MPR: Sami-themed coffee shop celebrates an arctic culture

By Nikki Tundel
Minnesota Public Radio

daulaire_children coverMINNEAPOLIS — 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."

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