One major downside to alcohol is the damage it can do to your body. But recent studies found one promising way to reduce some of that harm. These studies, which looked at a total of more than 430,000 participants, found that drinking two cups of coffee per day reduced the risk of developing cirrhosis of the liver by 44%. The risk continued to drop after three cups of coffee per day, and even four cups. One study found that the link between coffee and a reduced cirrhosis risk was stronger with filtered coffee than boiled coffee.