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Swiss Government Gets Roasted Over Coffee Stockpile Changes

Melanie Wong | Nov 18, 201901:31 PM    

" . . . If you as a Swiss company are importing coffee, you have to - there is some sort of fee that has to be paid. And with the fee, the companies themselves are paid for stockpiling. And the quantities are enormous. I mean, we are stockpiling right now 16,000 tons of coffee. Just to imagine, it's 400 big trucks full of coffee beans that makes a line of 5 miles of coffee trucks. Each Swiss drinks - in average, drinks 20 pounds of coffee beans a year. . . "

Swiss Government Gets Roasted Over Coffee Stockpile Changes

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro asks reporter Markus Häfliger about the Swiss government's controversial announcement that it would stop stockpiling coffee.

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