Speak for yourself! Swiss rule coffee is not vital for human survival

Coffee is the elixir of life. At least that's what most people think. (Source: MGN)
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Wednesday, April 10, 2019

SWITZERLAND (WRDW/WAGT) -- There are many truths in life: death, taxes, and being offended about something.

But the Swiss may have stirred up something that everyone can be offended about.

Switzerland's Federal Council ruled this week that coffee is "not vital" for human consumption and moved to take coffee out of their emergency stockpile.

"The continuation of the compulsory storage of coffee is therefore no longer justified from a supply policy perspective," council said in a news release.

So, why the sudden change?

"Coffee contains almost no calories and therefore does not make any contribution to food security from a nutritional point of view," the council wrote.

Forgive the Wild West phrase here, but "them's fighting words" here.