The Swiss government said coffee isn't essential for life and they're wrong

By Shannon Sweeney — / Death Wish Coffee Blog

Swiss government wants to end its emergency stockpile of coffee

First, let me start off with this: Coffee is 100% essential for human survival. If you'd have grown up with my mother, you would know not to even approach her in the morning if she didn't have a cup of coffee in her hand. 

Ask most people this and they'll tell you to stay away, far, far, away from them until they have a cup of coffee in their hand. And now the Swiss government wants to stop storing coffee in its emergency stockpiles of food. Aka they're thinking, "If we're already in an emergency, let's just add to it." 

I think I'm with the majority of people when I say if I'm ever in a situation where I'm trapped in an area dependent on emergency stockpiled food, there sure as hell better be coffee.

Switzerland has been storing emergency reserves of coffee since the time between WWI and WWII to prepare for any potential shortages. Now, they want to end the practice by 2022. As of right now, they have enough coffee to last three months. And, by the way, the Swiss drink A LOT OF COFFEE.


"Coffee contains almost no calories and therefore does not contribute, from the physiological perspective, to safeguarding nutrition," the Federal Office for National Economic Supply said.

Luckily, a lot of people are pissed off about this. Data says 12 of 15 companies that stockpile coffee in the country want to continue doing so. LET THE PEOPLE DO WHAT THEY WANT. 

In conclusion: Whoever says coffee is "not essential for life" deserve to be publicly shamed.

Related: Here are the countries that drink the most coffee


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