Who invented Coca‑Cola?
Dr John S Pemberton invented Coca-Cola on 8 May 1886 in Atlanta, Georgia. He tried it out on customers at his local chemist, Jacobs' Pharmacy, where it proved so popular it immediately went on sale at five cents a glass. It was Dr Pemberton's friend and business partner, Frank M Robinson, who came up with the name Coca-Cola and wrote it out by hand in the Spencerian script that we still use as our logo. Learn more about the history of our company.