According to the American Heart Association (AHA)Trusted Source, coffee has several possible benefits, including:

In addition, the AHA notes that caffeine may:

  • increase energy
  • help with weight loss
  • improve mental focus
  • elevate mood
  • improve exercise performance

Although cafestol and kahweol can have a negative effect on cholesterol, they may provide some health benefits. ResearchTrusted Source suggests they may have anti-inflammatory and anticancer properties.