Today is National Coffee Day! Did you know that America’s leading beverage companies make ready-to-drink coffee options?

Here are a few facts about coffee and caffeine:

Coffee originated in Africa around 575 A.D., where beans were used as money and consumed as food. Coffee and cocoa beans, kola nuts and tea leaves are used to make beverages such as coffee, tea, cola drinks and chocolate. Caffeine is a naturally-occurring substance found in the leaves, seeds and/or fruit of more than 60 plants.

Find out more about caffeine on the International Food Information Council Foundation website.