What is Cosyology?

Cosyology is a guide which adds to the culture of your cosiness in your living. Created by Contura, this new brand is to supply you with all the information that you need to achieve the most pleasure from your stove.

A wood stove or fireplace is a great addition to any home, as compared to an open fire they use a substantially less amount of fuel whilst still producing a strong heat output. In our Cosyology guide we explain how you should start your day off right, including all the accessories you need that will enhance your Contura fireplace experience and of course classic Swedish breakfast recipes!


Carry on reading below for the complete guide to comfort, or if you want to find out more about Cosyology, why not start by checking out our Cosyology blog post, where you will find all the information you need to know!



Accessories that make fireside moments even more enjoyable


Tillbehör som förhöjer upplevelsen av braskaminen

  1. Mounted on a turntable, a Contura can be rotated to direct the heat your way and you can see the fire from wherever you are in the room.

  2. A hotplate on the stove effectively retains heat so you can keep tea and coffee hot all evening.

  3. A floor protector is practical and stylish. Available in black or grey sheet metal and transparent, toughened glass.



Dry logs for winter

Damp logs burn poorly, give off less heat and are not good for the environment. Logs should not have a moisture content of more than 20%. They need to be dried correctly! It is common for logs to be stored under a tarpaulin. But this traps the moisture. Good airflow is essential. Ideally logs need to season for at least two years.

Dry logs for winter



Start the day with a great breakfast

Breakfast sets the tone for the day. A delicious and nutritious breakfast gives you energy and an opportunity to spend time with your family. Even if you’re short of time, there are plenty of fast and fun ways to vary what you eat. Enjoy reading our tips!

Cookies for breakfast sound great, don’t you think? Especially if they’re good for you. Trendy, simple and delicious. Overnight oats is a cold porridge that is simple to make Almond butter contains more protein and beneficial polyunsaturated fat than regular butter or margarine.



Cosy time Swedish style

A cup of coffee and a bun – central to the Swedish culture of cosiness. Did you know that Swedes spend about 240 hours a year sipping coffee and nibbling buns? An average coffee break lasts 24 minutes outside of work and 14 minutes in the workplace. Swedes love coffee, drinking more than 3 cups a day on average.


Swedes have a special word for their coffee break - fika. But although everyone loves a “fika”, it is not certain where the word comes from. There are several theories. It may have come from early 20th century prison slang, with the Swedish word for coffee “kaffe” being twisted into “fika”. Or it could have come from the leather tanning industry which had its own secret language, again with the word for coffee being contorted.


Mug cake - You can make a cake in a matter of minutes.

Fix a fast mug cake

You can make a cake in a matter of minutes. You and your family will love this sticky chocolate cake in a mug.

  • 1 tbsp melted butter
  • 2 tbsp plain flour
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • A pinch of salt

Mix all the ingredients and pour into a large mug. Pop in the microwave at full power for about 1 minute. Ready!