The Coca-Cola Company had humble beginnings in Atlanta, where pharmacist, John Pemberton sold a mixture of syrup and carbonated water for 5 cents a glass. What began as a one-product company in 1886 has grown to more than 500 brands as of 2011, with products available in more than 200 countries.
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The product that started it all is Coca-Cola itself. Atlanta pharmacist John Pemberton was inspired by curiosity and mixed together a caramel-colored liquid that he carried to Jacob's Pharmacy. He combined it with carbonated water, and the people who sampled it knew it was special. The drink sold at a rate of nine glasses a day. Pemberton died in 1888 before the company saw any great success. Today there are several varieties of Coke, including Diet Coke, Coke Zero and Cherry Coke. Other soft drinks are Sprite, orange and grape Fanta and A&W Root Beer.
Coffees and Teas
Caribou Coffee is a ready-to-drink iced coffee product available in the United States. Flavor varieties are regular coffee and vanilla. Coke also owns the Nestea brand that is available in the following flavors: Green Tea Apple, Honey Mixed Berry, Lemon, Tangerine, Peach and Citrus Blend. There are diet versions available, too. Honest Tea is an organic product made with tea leaves and cane sugar. It also comes in decaf and is under 50 calories.
The Coca-Cola Company bottles several types of water. Dasani comes in naturally flavored, lightly sweetened varieties like Peach, Lemon, Raspberry and Strawberry. Aquarius Spring water is bottled in the United States at protected springs and is unflavored.
Minute Maid is a Coke product that comes in carton form and convenient plastic bottles for on-the-go use. Flavors include Fruit Punch, Grape, Apple, Orange and Apple-Cranberry.
Hi-C is another popular brand that appeals to kids. It boasts high amounts of vitamin C and comes in small one-serving juice boxes with an attached straw. Popular flavor varieties are Tropical Fruit Punch, Orange, Strawberry, Berry and Apple.
Energy and Sports Drinks
Burn is an invigorating drink that contains potent energizing ingredients. It is available in Apple, Pineapple and Apple Kiwi. Aquarius is a mineral drink for sports enthusiasts. It was the official drink for the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona. Flavors are Berry, Honey Lemon, Tropical Fruit Punch, Grape and Orange.