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By: Rachael Byrd Mr. Hofflander’s Computer Applications Class. Coca-cola. History of Coca-Cola. Coca-cola was invented by pharmacist Dr. John Pemberton in May 1886. In Atlanta, Georgia He made the formula in a brass kettle in his backyard. Frank Robinson suggested the name
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By: Rachael Byrd Mr. Hofflander’s Computer Applications Class Coca-cola
History of Coca-Cola • Coca-cola was invented by pharmacist Dr. John Pemberton in May 1886. • In Atlanta, Georgia • He made the formula in a brass kettle in his backyard. • Frank Robinson suggested the name • Scripted the name used as logo • First sold at John’s pharmacy on May 8th, 1886
History Continued… • 9 servings a day were sold • $50 were made that 1st year • Pemberton had a total of $70 in expenses • Sales were a loss • In 1887, pharmacist Asa Candler bought formula for $2,300 • Coca Cola Company increased sales by over 4000% between 1890 and 1900.
Practical Use • To drink and enjoy • Coca-cola products are consumed at more that one billion drinks per day • Used to cook • Banana Cake, Barbequed Ham, Casserole BBQ, Chicken, Barbeque Sauce • Used to clean up residue from spilled battery acid. • Removes grass and grease stains of clothing • Removes rust from car bumpers
Today • Today’s coke ads have kids’ role models or celebrities drinking coke. • Movies have actors and actresses drinking coke.
Today continued… • Coca-cola came up with new flavors • Diet, vanilla, cherry, lime, zero, no-calorie, black cherry vanilla • All both diet and regular
Sources • http://inventors.about.com/od/cstartinventions/a/coca_cola.htm • http://www.historyofthings.com/history-of-coca-cola