Is coffee helpful or harmful to your health? The answer changes like the weather.
The trendy drink is a popular subject of study and this week is the topic of discussion among scientists and coffee enthusiasts.
Serious coffee drinkers will tell you there is nothing like a good cup of coffee to get your day going and those beans may do more than boost your concentration.
An analysis by UCLA researchers uncovered at least 400 studies looking at the link between coffee and cancer with a menu of conclusions.
It's been shown to have a protective effect on colon and liver cancer and little or no impact on the risk of breast and prostate cancer.
Other studies show there's a possible connection between drinking four cups of coffee a day during pregnancy and the risk of childhood leukemia.
A menu of other studies suggest a few cups of coffee a day may actually help reduce the risk of a number of ailments including diabetes, gallstones and Parkinson's disease.
The International Journal of Dermatology even reports that drinking as many as 60 cups a day may increase your hair growth.
Scientists are also studying the long list of other compounds in coffee with some research suggesting the drink helps ward off cavities.
With all these bean-related benefits could it be the coffee controversy has simmered, maybe for now say health experts moderation is a good mantra, especially since caffeine has been linked to increases in heart rate and blood pressure.
As for the hair growth, scientists are working on a cream.