Coffee Habits To Help You Live Longer Coffee is obviously something that brings a lot of joy to people, but it could also help you live longer! Website EatThis.com talked with expert dieticians about coffee habits that can help you live a longer life. Dieticians suggest drinking your coffee black, going easy on sweeteners, adding protein or mushroom powder to your drink, and skipping drinking out of disposable to-go cups. For disposable cups, one expert says that you could "...end up ingesting micro-plastics, which is a factor that, over time, may have a harmful effect on your hormone balance and overall health." How do you drink your coffee? Do you have any of these habits in your coffee-drinking?