Starbucks and Other Coffee Now Require Cancer Warning. Here’s Why

…that coffee can be part of a healthy lifestyle,” the NCA statement said.

In his decision, Berle said: “Defendants failed to satisfy their burden of proving by a preponderance of evidence that consumption of coffee confers a benefit to human health.”

Officials from Dunkin’ Donuts, McDonald’s Corp, Peet’s and other big coffee sellers did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Several defendants in the case settled before last week’s decision, agreeing to post signage about the cancer-linked chemical and pay millions in fines, according to published reports.