Not everyone knows what gout is. But if you’ve had it, there’s no chance of that. Gout is a type of arthritis that usually occurs in the feet or toes. High consumption of alcohol and rich foods can put you at risk. It’s extremely painful, so it’s a good idea to figure out how you can avoid it. Coffee drinkers can rejoice. Adding to the positive side of the positive/negative debate over everyone’s favorite morning eye opener, drinkers of joe may have less of a chance of developing the ugly condition of gout. Researchers found that those who drank four or more coffees a day were more likely to have a much lower uric acid level in the blood. The gout pains happen when uric acid crystallizes out of the blood into the joints.