The carbonated beverage, also known as sparkling water or soda, is a drink that contains dissolved carbon dioxide, which causes the characteristic effervescence and “fizz” of the drink. Here is a brief presentation of the history of carbonated water:
- Natural Springs: Since ancient times, there were natural springs containing carbonated water, due to the natural infiltration of carbon dioxide into the water. Many sought these springs for their therapeutic properties.
- 18th Century: Joseph Priestley, a British scientist, discovered a way to make carbonated water in his laboratory in 1767. Priestley is considered the “father” of carbonated water.