Our History

On May 8, 1886, Dr. John Pemberton served the world’s first Coca‑Cola at Jacobs' Pharmacy in Atlanta, Ga. From that one iconic drink, we’ve evolved into a total beverage company. 

More than 2.1 billion servings of our drinks are enjoyed in more than 200 countries and territories each day. And it’s the 700,000 individuals employed by The Coca‑Cola Company and 225+ bottling partners that help to deliver refreshment across the globe.

A Rich History: Refreshing the World and Making a Difference

For more than 135 years, the Coca‑Cola Company has been a part of people’s lives at holidays, special events, and everyday occasions. From our iconic brands and advertising to our sustainability initiatives around the world, the Coca‑Cola company aims to refresh the world while making a difference.

Vintage colorful illustration of a hand holding a Coca-Cola bottle in front of a terrestrial globe