I might use this as my topic for my research paper

18 10 2007


Everything You Need to Know About Caffeine

Whether waking up to the aroma of freshly brewed coffee, enjoying lunch with a refreshingly cold soft drink or relaxing in the evening with a cup of tea, these daily pleasures often have a common ingredient—caffeine.

People have enjoyed foods and beverages containing caffeine for thousands of years. It is one of the most well-studied ingredients in the food supply. Even so, controversy and misperceptions about this food component continue.
HISTORICAL NOTES

* As long ago as 2737 B.C., Chinese Emperor Shen Nung was boiling drinking water when the leaves of a nearby bush fell into the pot, creating a wonderful smelling drink and the first pot of tea.
* Coffee originated in Africa around 575 A.D., where beans were used as money and consumed as food.
* Eleventh century Arabians were known to have coffee beverages.
* While exploring the New World, Spanish conquistadors were treated to a chocolate drink by Aztec Emperor Montezuma in 1519.
* The world’s first caffeinated soft drinks were created in the 1880’s…

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