Research coming from Harvard University's School of Public Health links coffee to a decreased risk of suicide. I mean...duh.
But I'm devoted to my cups. And I know it makes me a better person. Or at least a better version of the person I am without it. I've worked out that I don't even have to actually drink it to be in a better mood. Simple smelling coffee makes me happy. Holding the hot cup in my hands improves my mood.
Many, many friends have tried to get me to quit over the years and all of them have volunteered their support (many of them deciding to get up early to make me a pot) after seeing me go without caffeine. I don't actually drink ALOT of coffee. I usually just have a super-strong cup first thing in the morning and I'm good for the day.
Others don't ask me to quit, but subtly suggest that coffee has health risks. They talk in front of me at dinner parties about how much better they feel since they stopped drinking it. For those people, I politely disagree then aggressively post findings on Facebook from major research institutions who report that coffee drinkers have a lower risk of developing Alzheimer's, diabetes, heart failure, liver disease, and better outcomes when negotiating depression. It's good for migraines, has been linked to improved athletic performance, and...and...
Coffee is a miracle drink. It's just *good* for you. You can say you read that here.