Posted on: 26 May, 2005

Author: Shauna Hanus

Ever wonder how coffee came to be. The story as I have heard it goes; a shepard was out one day tending his flock when the sheep began eating a new berry. The sheep quickly began to act strange and almost seemed hyperactive. The shepard being a bit weary himself thought he would try the berry and see what happened. He a short time latter found himself to be alert and energetic. The word about this mysterious berry got out to the local monks who after some careful study discovered coffee. Have you ever wondered if keeping you awake is the only thing coffee can do? Asthma sufferers may find that the theophylline in coffee may reduce their symptoms. Theophylline is know to be a bronchodilator. Coffee may also help reduce the risk of colon cancer by keeping a body regular. In the summer months iced coffee is a special treat. A way to use your left over coffee and to create a delightful beverage, make ice cubes. Pour your left over morning java into an ice cube tray and freeze. You can flavor your cubes with syrup or chocolate to sweeten the drink. When you are ready for your iced coffee just substitute the coffee cubes for regular ice cubes. Your beverage will stay chilled and your coffee will not become watered down. Source: Free Articles from