It seems as if every year a new study rears its head in the newspapers, declaring that coffee is good, or bad, for us. Americans eat up — or, drink up, rather — coverage on the topic because so many of us are addicted: 64 percent of American adults drink coffee regularly, according to a 2018 study.
Beyond questions of physical health, coffee clearly could affect our mental health, too. After all, it is a mood-altering stimulant. Could coffee be making us anxious? The question is particularly timely as millennials have normalized open discussions about mental health, particularly anxiety or depression.