Mind and Body

Here’s how much coffee it takes to get the biggest health benefits

Your morning coffee can do more than wake you up.

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For many coffee drinkers, brewing a pot first thing in the morning isn’t so much a choice as a reflex. Without it, they might as well be half asleep.

That addictive quality — and coffee’s tendency to give some people the jitters — have given the drink a bad rap. But research suggests coffee could help you live a longer life.

The key is how much you drink.