Most probably, yes.

There are two types of fat – “Brown fat “and “White fat”. The fat which helps you burn calories is none other than Brown fat. Also known as BAT (Brown Adipose Tissue), Brown Fat plays a significant role in burning calories. It is activated when you get cold and generates heat in order to maintain the temperature of your body.

Unlike other fat that store energy (calories), brown fat burns calories due to the fact that it has a large number of mitochondria (the powerhouses of cells).

According to a study conducted by Professor Michael Symonds, from the School of Medicine at the University of Nottingham, and a team, (which appears in the journal Scientific Reports), coffee does stimulate brown fat to generate heat. Caffeine is a natural stimulant commonly found in coffee and also, tea.

“This is the first study in humans to show that something like a cup of coffee can have a direct effect on our brown fat functions. The potential implications of our results are pretty big, as obesity is a major health concern for society, and we also have a growing diabetes epidemic, and brown fat could potentially be part of the solution,” says Prof. Michael Symonds.

(Reference: healthline, Forbes, mayoclinic, CBS News, livescience, medicalnewstoday)