In 1886 in Atlanta, Georgia, John Pemberton developed Coca-Cola, a non-alcoholic version of French Wine Coca. The first sales were at Jacob’s Pharmacy in Atlanta, Georgia, on May 8, 1886. It was first sold as a patent medicine for five cents a glass at soda fountains, which were popular in the United States at the time due to the belief that carbonated water was good for your health. Pemberton claimed Coca-Cola cured many diseases, including morphine addiction, headache, and impotence. When launched Coca-Cola’s two ingredients were cocaine and caffeine. The cocaine was derived from the coa leaf and the caffeine from kola nut, leading to the name ...view middle of the document...
Coca-Cola contains 46 mg of caffeine per 12 flid ounces, while Caffeine-Free Coca Cola and diet Coke Caffeien-Free contain 0 mg.
By 1888, there were three versions of the beverage on the market. Asa Griggs Candler acquired a stake in Pemberton’s company in 1887 and incorporated it as the Coca Cola Company in 1888. Meanwhile, in the same year, while suffering from an ongoing addiction to morphine, Pemberton sold the rights a second time to four other businessmen. Meanwhile, Pemberton’s alcoholic son Charley Pemberton began selling his own version of the product.
John Pemberton declared the name “Coca-Cola” belonged to his son, Charley, but the other two manufacturers could continue to use the formula. In 1888, Candler sold his beverage under names Yum Yum and Koke. After both of these products failed to catch on, Candler set out to establish a legal claim to Coca-Cola in order to force his two competitors out of the business. Candler purchased exclusive rights from John Pemberton, Margaret Dozier, and Woolfolk Walker. In 1941, Dozier claimed that her signature on the sale had been a forgery. Subsequent analysis also indicate that John Pemberton’s signature was also a forgery.
In 1892, Candler incorporated a second company, The Coca-Cola Company ( current corporation). In 1910, Candler had the earliest records of the company burned, after gaining its legal origins. By the time of its 50th anniversary, the drink had reached the status of a national icon in the USA. On March 12, 1894, Coca-Cola was first sold in bottles. Cans of Coke fist appeared in 1955, Asa Candler was tentative about bottling the drink, but two entrepreneurs from Chattanooga, Tennessee, Benjamin F. Thomas and Joseph B. Whitehead, proposed the idea and persuaded Candler to sign a contract giving them control of the procedure for only one dollar. Candler never collected his dollar, but in 1899 Chattanooga became the first site of the first Coca-Cola bottling Company.
A can of Coke (12 fl ounces) has 39 grams of carbohydrates (all from sugar, approximately 10 teaspoons), 50 mg of sodium, 0 grams of fat, 0 grams of potassium, and 140 calories. The exact formula of Coca-Cola’s natural flavourings is a trade secret. The original copy of the formula is heldin Sun Trust Bank’s main vault in Atlanta. A popular myth states that only two executives have access to the formula, with each executive having only half the formula. The truth is that while Coca Cola does have a rule restricting access to only two executives, each knows the entire formula and others, in addition to the two, have known the formula process.
The actual production and distribution of Coca-Cola follows a franchising model. The Coca-Cola Company only produces a syrup concentrate, which it sells to bottlers throughout the world, who hold Coca-Cola franchises for one or more geographical areas. The botlers produce the final drink by mixing the syrup with filtered waterand sweeteners, and...