The Coca-Cola Company produces Coke, a carbonated soft drink. It was conceived in the late 19th century by John Stith Pemberton as a temperance drink and intended as a pain reliever, and was bought out by businessman Asa Griggs Candler, whose marketing strategies propelled Coca-Cola to dominance of the globe soft-drink market throughout the 20th century.
The name of the drink comes from two of its basic ingredients: coca leaves and kola nuts (a source of caffeine). Coca-present Cola’s formula is a trade secret, however a number of alleged formulations and experimental recreations have been published. The drink has spawned imitators and spawned a new category of soft drink: colas.