For most adults, caffeine is part of daily life. For Americans, coffee is an important part of our diet.

Coffee drinking, or the knowledge of the coffee tree, appears in the late 15th century with coffee beans being exported from Ethiopia and were used to aid concentration by the Sulfis to help with their nighttime devotions.

Sally Robinson is a clinical professor of pediatrics at UTMB Children’s Hospital. This column isn’t intended to replace the advice of your child’s physician.

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