Swiss government declares that coffee is not essential for survival

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Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2019/04/12/swiss-government-declares-that.html

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#2

What about contributing to well-being and sanity?

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#3

What about contributing to me not killing half the residents of my Vault one bad morning?

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#4

It may not be essential for life, but it does make life worth living…

:coffee: :coffee: :coffee:

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#6

I switched to tea a while back and have better sleep and get the same focusing effect from a bit of EARL GREY - HOT that I did from 2-3 espressos.

Also now I can save coffee for when I actually need it (ex: switching time zones)

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#7

I think this is one of those Vault-Tec experiments.

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#8

That’s pretty much part of the Swiss condition from conception onwards, really.

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#9

If anything does happen they may live to regret this decision! Think of all the caffeine withdrawal headaches!

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#10

they can get their caffeine from chocolates

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#11

Excellent point.

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#12

I always thought the Dutch were the worst.

Now I see the truth. God damn fucking Swiss. Feckless savages the lot of em.

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#13

I guess chocolates have calories – but I wonder if candy (and dessert for that matter) is stockpiled.

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#14

I guess they’ll feel pretty stupid when they’re prying all that coffee out of their citizens’ cold dead hands.

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#15

I’ve been completely decaf for decades. I recommend it.

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#16

Decaf as in still some caffeine, or decaf as in no coffee at all?

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#17

Nope, nope, nope. And by the way, FUCKING NO!!! I gave up caffeine for Lent one year, many moons ago. My nurses made me promise never to do that to them again.

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#18

I beg to differ. Coffee is very much important for survival. More for other people’s safety than my own physical well being.

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#19

It is by Caffeine alone I set my mind in motion. It is by the beans of java the thoughts acquire speed, the hands acquire shake, the shake becomes a warning. It is by Caffeine alone I set my mind in motion.

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#20

Tea is ok, i switched to it last year for almost 2 months and it was just not working for me. I felt more tired, took way longer to get my energy levels up, and i would get constant migraines. Thought after sticking to it for as long as i did my body would adjust but it never did. So i’m back to coffee.

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