Coffee beans have important organic compounds and nutrients, including a range of B-family vitamins. They contain caffeine, which has a wide range of health benefits when consumed in moderation and at right times during the day. Coffee helps to sharpen your mental focus and increase attention by stimulating the brain with caffeine. While this can sometimes result in a mental crash if too much is consumed, the regular process of drinking coffee has been shown to protect the cognitive health and prevent mental degradation as we age. In fact, studies have shown that elderly people who consume it on a regular, moderate basis are 60% less likely to develop Alzheimer’s and dementia.