Whenever you hear the word coke, a name that strikes your mind would definitely be Coca Cola you cannot think of any substitute. But have you ever thought about how it originated or simply came into being to entice your taste buds? The following essay will provide you with its complete history and evolution.
Coca-Cola was invented by Doctor John Pemberton a pharmacist from Atlanta, Georgia in May 1886. John Pemberton invented the Coca-Cola formula in a three-legged brass kettle in his backyard. The idea to name the formula Coca-Cola was a suggestion given by John Pemberton’s bookkeeper Frank Robinson. The name Coca-Cola is a combination of the names of two ingredients, the coca leaf from South America and the kola nut from Africa. (Roger T.)
The Birth of Coca Cola / Selling of the formula
- Frank Robinson being a bookkeeper was not only a vision thinker but also had excellent penmanship. It was he who first scripted “Coca Cola” into the flowing letters and gave a face to the formula. The face of the formula is now a famous logo today.
- The soft drink was first sold to the public at the soda fountain in Jacob’s Pharmacy in Atlanta on May 8, 1886 as a medicine which hallucinated people.
- About nine servings of the soft drink were sold each day. Sales for that first year added up to a total of about $50. The first year of sales was a loss to John Pemberton because it cost him over $70 in expanses. The reason was that many people thought it a medicine and so avoided its usage.
- Until 1905, the soft drink, marketed as a tonic, contained extracts of cocaine as well as the caffeine-rich kola nut. Thus aimed to change its perception as a medicine to tonic.