Coke is a great-tasting, refreshing soft drink that has provided moments of uplift and happiness every day for over 125 years Natural flavours and no added preservatives since 1886 Gluten free, dairy free, nut free Suitable for vegetarians and vegans Coca-Cola is a sparkling soft drink with vegetable extracts The famous bottle is a universal icon and its great refreshing taste, served ice cold, inspires happiness around the world. Things have changed a lot since Dr. John S. Pemberton invented Coca-Cola in 1886 in Atlanta, Georgia, but not the great taste of Coca-Cola. Today Coke is refreshing more people than ever before, with 1.6 billion servings of Coca-Cola sold in over 200 countries every day, but the same promise of optimism that Coke offered back in 1886 still endures. The Classic Coke Recipe - refreshing for over 125 years Coke's inimitable great cola taste is achieved through a classic recipe that blends a secret mix of natural flavourings. It's this great taste that has provided Coca-Cola drinkers with a refreshing uplift for over 125 years. Coca-Cola and the Environment Coca-Cola is committed to making a positive difference - to the health of the planet, consumers and the communities it serves. The company is working hard to reduce its impact on the environment in everything it does - growing more while using less in areas such as energy and water use, waste reduction and recycling - and by encouraging people to think more about the positive impact they can have on their local environment.