People drink it from Los Angeles to Japan and from the Thai jungle to the vast savannah in Africa: Coca-Cola is the most famous soda drink in the world. Discover the fascinating history of this bubbly brand at the World of Coca-Cola in Atlanta.
The date is 8 May 1886 in Atlanta, Georgia: local pharmacist Dr. John Stith Pemberton brings a bottle of his latest syrup to Jacob’s Pharmacy. People take a liking to it and the product is sold for 5 cents a glass in a soda vending machine. Mixed with sparkling water, the drink is immediately labelled as ‘delicious and refreshing’. Nobody could have imagined that it would take the world by storm.