People in the UK drink around 55 million cups of coffee a day, according to the British Coffee Association.
The variety of ways in which people drink their coffee has expanded rapidly – as well as instant and filtered coffee, you can order a latte with a host of dairy-free milks.
But over the years there has been much about whether frequent coffee consumption could harm health in the same way as smoking and excessive amounts of alcohol.
Doctors warned that it could increase risk of heart disease, and damage the digestive tract.
However, more recently, studies have shown that a regular caffeine hit won’t harm us.
Indeed, no significant link has been identified between caffeine in coffee and heart-related problems such as heart attack, stroke, high cholesterol and irregular heartbeats.
Additionally, keeping consumption below three cups a day didn’t have a negative effect on fertility, according to a study published in the Nutrition Journal earlier this year.
Here are three reasons why you should drink coffee for your health.
There is evidence that it could help prevent type 2 diabetes.
A study published in the American Chemical Society’s Journal of Natural Products found it decreased risk by 11 per cent, because of ingredients that influenced levels of hormones involved in metabolism.
Researchers also discovered a link between coffee consumption and a lower risk of stroke.
It is thought two to four cups a day could keep blood vessels flexible and healthy which may reduce risk of atherosclerosis – the build-up of fatty material in the arteries.
A recent study discovered that people who drank coffee often were less likely to die prematurely.
Researchers think the benefits come from coffee reducing inflammation, which has been found to be involved in a number of age-related conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease.