In 1886, Coca Cola was invented, by Doctor John Pemberton a pharmacist from Atlanta, Georgia.He originated the Coca Cola formula in a three legged brass kettle in his backyard. The name Coca Cola was suggested by his bookkeeper Frank Robinson. Frank Robinson as a bookkeeper had great penmanship, and it was him who thought of the logo of “Coca Cola.” It has been over 100 years and it is still one of the most famous logos of today.
The soda was first sold to the public at the soda fountain in Jacob’s Pharmacy in Atlanta on May 8, 1886. There were only about nine servings sold everyday. The sales of that year equaled up to $50 but Jacob over $70 to make the product, so that year was a loss for him and his bookkeeper. Until the 1905’s, the soft drink contained cocaine and the caffeine-rich kola nut.
In 1887, an Atlanta pharmacist named Ana Candler bought the formula for the soft drink from John Pemberton for $2,300. By the late 1890’s, Coca Cola was one of America’s most popular fountain drinks, because of Ana’s marketing. Ana sold the soft drink from the U.S. to Canada and the Coca Cola Company increased syrup sales by over 4000% between 1890 and 1900.
The Coca Cola was and is still the most popular soft drink that has been invented. It has been around for over a hundred years and will not end anytime soon. In the present, the Coca Cola Company’s are still coming up with new names and new tastes for the present and the future.