The Devious Ad Campaign That Convinced America Coffee Was Bad for Kids - Jordan Weissmann - The Atlantic:
This is over on the Atlantic and worth a read. Coffee certainly didn't do anything to stunt my growth. If it had, I would have grown to be a monster of a person.
However, I still find it funny how this myth is still perpetuated by popular television, even Science Fiction shows like Eureka.
Recently, I also had a discussion with a friend in med school about how caffeine and coffee might not be addicting in the ways we thought.