Spanish Town now needs some American Representation
Steve’s breakdown: A small distillery in the village of Aielo de Malferit claims it created Coca-Cola’s famous recipe. Now the town just wants credit and we think they could get it with the right representation here in the good-old-USA. What do you think?
ATLANTA, GA: A distillery in a small Spanish town has claimed it invented the original Coca-Cola recipe and now wants recognition.
The recipe for what was originally called “Kola-coca” is reportedly kept in a safe at Destilerías Ayelo, in the village of Aielo de Malferit, south of Valencia, so the owner Juan Juan Micó, 79, claims.
The drink Kola-cocoa is said to be a precursor to the now world-famous brand, according to Micó and the village’s officials.
Although there is no direct proof that Coca-Cola started life in Spain, the village’s authorities have written to the US company asking permission to publicly explain the connection.
The people in the village of just 4,700 inhabitants believe the syrup that John Pemberton used in Coca-Cola was originally concocted by the local distillery.
The town’s mayor, José Luis Pinter, told Spanish newspaper El País: “Everything points to this being the case. Our aim is to get Coca-Cola to acknowledge the project so that the town will get recognition. We’re not seeking anything more than that.”
It’s believed he went to Philadelphia in 1885 and that a year later Pemberton put Coca-Cola on the market in Atlanta.
A Coca-Cola spokesman told the paper: “The brand has taken off in such a way that it now belongs to the entire world. This has happened in other parts of the world and for us, it’s a source of pride.”