Coca Cola (often referred to as Coke) is a carbonated soft drink that is dark brown in color. It is popular all over the world and comes in a variety of different types. Coca Cola is also a brand name use by the Coca-Cola Company, which manufactures many soft drinks. It is marketed in over 200 countries and continues to grow in popularity. The Coca-Cola Company sells concentrates to licensed Coca-Cola bottlers throughout the world, who then package and distributes the product to stores, vending machines and other companies in their district. The product Coca Cola was originally developed as a medicine in the late 19th century, but was later marketed as a soft drink.
The Founding of the Coca-Cola Company
The Coca-Cola Company was founded in 1892 by an astute businessman named Asa Griggs Candler. He brought the product Coca Cola from John Stith Pemberton, the pharmacist who invented the syrup used as the base for Coca Cola in 1889. It was sold as a non-alcoholic alternative to wine, as strict prohibition laws had come into play in Atlanta during the time. Candler recognized its potential as a beverage and incorporated the company in 1892. The Coca Cola Company only produces the syrup for the well known soft drinks and this has been their policy since 1889. The Coca Cola Company has its headquarters in Atlanta, Gerogia and the current chairman of the company is Muhtar Kent. The Coca Cola Company only produces non-alcoholic beverages and offers more than 500 brands in 200 countries. It also produces a number of non-carbonated beverages including juices, iced-tea, water and sports drinks.