Is coffee the secret to a long life?

DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) — According to two new studies, coffee drinking will lead to longer life expectancy.

One of the studies surveyed the largest to date on coffee and mortality. It found the more coffee a person drinks, the lower the risk of early death by 18 percent.

Researchers said this was caused by drinking two to four cups per day.

The second study focused on non-white populations and the health benefits of coffee across multiple races.

Jeff Heter said he drinks coffee every day.

"I think it's just that it's just kind of a trend you know. We've had Starbucks. We got Dun brothers. We got what Redband Coffee and I don't know, I just think that it's maybe an American way of life," said Heter.

The study shows some people said they cannot live without coffee. For Allison Baltimore, who works as a barista at Red Band Coffee in Davenport, Iowa, coffee is just part of her routine.

"Now I don't know if it's an addiction, or if I, you know, just need my coffee for the beginning of the day. But it just gets me up, it gets me moving," said Baltimore.

The lead researcher of the coffee survey said the new coffee findings are consistent with other studies that show coffee is beneficial to drink.