History of Coca-Cola

Coca-Cola, invented by pharmacist John Pemberton in 1886 in Atlanta, Georgia, has evolved from a medicinal tonic to one of the world's most iconic beverages. Originally sold at soda fountains as a syrup mixed with carbonated water, Coca-Cola became bottled in 1894 and rapidly gained popularity. Its distinctive taste and successful marketing campaigns, including the iconic contour bottle design and the enduring image of Santa Claus, contributed to its global recognition. Today, Coca-Cola is a multinational corporation with a diverse portfolio of beverages, symbolizing not just refreshment but also cultural significance worldwide.