Since its birth at a soda fountain in downtown Atlanta, Georgia, in 1886, Coca‑Cola has been a catalyst for social interaction and inspired innovation.
The Origin of Coca‑Cola
On May 8, 1886, Dr. John Pemberton brought his perfected syrup to Jacobs' Pharmacy in downtown Atlanta where the first glass of Coca‑Cola was poured. Serving about nine drinks per day in its first year, Coca‑Cola was an exciting new drink in the beginning. See the story here of how it all began.
Sustainability is not something new at The Coca‑Cola Company. Since 1917, our efforts have covered a wide range of topics including: water sustainability, women empowerment, community well-being, sustainable packaging, climate protection, human and workplace rights, and sustainable agriculture.
Read the story about one of the most famous commercials that saw Coke not as it was originally designed to be—a liquid refresher—but as a tiny bit of commonality between all peoples, a universally liked formula that would help to keep them company for a few minutes. Learn about the background of “I’d like to buy the world a Coke.”
The remarkable story about the evolution of an iconic brand and the company that bears its name. Read about Coca‑Cola advertising, products, and major milestones throughout the first 125 years of its unique history.