Coca-Cola is the biggest selling soft drink worldwide. It is a carbonated soft drink made with extracts from coca leaves, kola nuts, sugar, carmel, along with acid and aromatic substances.
The Coca-Cola concentrate itself, which remains one of the world's most closely guarded trade secrets, is added to a filtered syrup of sugar and purified water and subsequently carbonated. It originated in 1886 as a soda fountain beverage made from cocaine from the coca leaf, and caffeine extracts of the cola nut. It was created by an Atlanta pharmacist, John S. Pemberton.