throughout history there's been a love/hate relationship with health science and the effects of coffee - consider it the daytime red wine. coming from a family that is steeped in 'black coffee' aka large cups of espresso, i was more than elated to hear the news that coffee drinking is linked to a longer life, but i could have told you that! my grandparents are in their 80s and still going strong (knock on wood)! in fact my grandma can probably out drink most folks when it comes to daily coffee consumption.
the new study in the new england journal of medicine, "Drinking a daily cup of coffee -- or even several cups -- isn't likely to harm your health, and it may even lower your risk of dying from chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease."