The earthy, caffeine-infused coffee drink may hold more power than waking you up in the morning

Drinking either sweetened or unsweetened coffee is associated with a lower death risk compared with not drinking the beverage

The participants ranged in age from 37 to 73 years old and reported they had no cardiovascular disease or cancer at the time of the survey

Results showed that for people who drank a moderate amount of coffee, defined as 1.5 to 3.5 cups a day, those who sweetened their coffee had about a 30% lower death risk

Unsweetened coffee drinkers had between 16% and 29% lower death risk compared with non-coffee drinkers

The average coffee drinker who reported they sweeten their coffee put in an average of 1 teaspoon, according to the study

Those chemical compounds affect the flavor and aroma of the coffee and are valuable because they can act as antioxidants and have anti-inflammatory and anti-aging properties

The two most common coffee species are arabica and robusta, and research shows robusta coffee has a higher phenolic content than arabica coffee