Science shows that coffee could make you live longer

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  • Turns out the sweet smell of coffee in the morning could save your life.

    Most of us can’t get through the day without a good hot cup of joe.

    Whether we’ve mixed up an instant blend, ground a handful of coffee beans or used a fancy pod machine, we all need our morning fix.

    No wonder there’s a coffee shop on every street corner of the country, us Brits wouldn’t be able to go on without our Venti dry cap with an extra shot (hopefully in a reusable cup – environment, everyone!).

    Well it turns out that the brew is rewarding us for our levels of loyalty that might even rival Love Island’s Georgia’s.

    Not that we needed another excuse for a cup, but research shows that drinking coffee could be adding years onto your life.

    As if the caffeine-filled favourite didn’t enrich our lives enough, a new study has revealed that coffee fiends are less likely to die than non-drinkers.

    The findings, published in JAMA, suggest that you’ll reap the reward even if you drink up to eight cups a day.

    Study leaders looked at half a million of UK participants over a period of ten years, from 2006 to 2016, to come to their conclusion. They found that people who drank one cup of coffee a day had an eight per cent lower risk of early death than those who drank none.

    And those who drank more benefitted further. Participants who drank six to seven cups a day were 16 per cent less likely to die earlier, while those who drank eight or more cups a day were 14 per cent less likely.

    The best part is that it applies whether you drink ground, instant or decaf. So whatever your Costa regular is, you’ll enjoy the same perks.

    So for anyone who inhales coffee like a Gilmore, you’ve got the right idea.

    Everyone else you might want to dust off the cafetiere and down a few cups of the good stuff.