A Brief History Of The Soft Drink

Soft drinks refer to any liquid drink that does not contain alcohol content. The title is most commonly used to refer to carbonated drinks such as soda, and seltzer, although it can be technically applied to juice and milk.

The first carbonated soft drink is mineral water found in several hot springs. Many ancient societies believe that bathing and drinking this liquid has a variety of health benefits. Often a temple or health cult will grow around wells and springs which are the source of this liquid. You can buy instant-refreshing coca-cola at a wholesale rate from the top carbonated drinks manufacturers.

Only in the 1700s, scientists began to find a process that allowed them to replicate mineral water found naturally in the spring. British chemist Joseph Priestley is the first to truly succeed in combining distilled water with carbon dioxide. His work was enhanced and made simpler by John Mervin North, who really built carbonate tools for commercial sales to the pharmacy.


Swedish Chemists Torber Bergman brings carbonated soft drinks to the next level, creating a process in which lime can be combined with sulfuric acid to create large amounts of artificially carbonated drinks. It is his job that will eventually allow starting offering carbonated soft drinks to the consumer mass market.

Carbonated soft drinks were first popularized in the United States when Professor Chemistry Yale began selling it in New Haven Connecticut starting in 1806 using Nooh devices. Distributors also began offering drinks in New York and Philadelphia during the first half of the nineteenth century. The popularity of this drink skyrocketed, and in 1830 there were several factories that produce soda fountains on a mass scale.