Did Coca-Cola originally start as a medicine? | Frequently Asked Questions | Coca-Cola GB

No. Coca‑Cola didn't start as a medicine but it was invented by a doctor and pharmacist, Dr John S Pemberton.


Did you know? Coca-Cola was invented in May 1886 in Atlanta, Georgia and was first sold in Jacobs’ Pharmacy where it was on sale for five cents (about 3p) a glass.


Find out about the history of Coca-Cola.

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