A NY Times article reports that coffee is good for you.
Coffee decreases the risk of Type 2 diabetes and also reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease.
Coffee lowers your chance of dying:
[A]fter controlling for age, smoking and alcohol consumption, women who drank one to five cups a day — caffeinated or decaffeinated — reduced their risk of death from all causes during the study by 15 to 19 percent compared with those who drank none.
One of the benefits of coffee is antioxidants:
[R]esearchers found that a typical serving of coffee contains more antioxidants than typical servings of grape juice, blueberries, raspberries and oranges.
As usual, whenever a study shows that something supposedly bad for you is actually good, there are doctors who refuse to acknowledge the truth:
“I wouldn’t advise people to increase their consumption of coffee in order to lower their risk of disease,” Dr. van Dam said ... .