Are we still living in a Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO) world? Things haven't been going so well for the pop star lately. Even rival PepsiCo (NYSE:PEP) has recently lapped it in terms of market cap. Come to think of it, even Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) has lapped Coke there.

This doesn't mean that Coke is more flat than fizz, though. Value-hunting guru Philip Durell has recommended the stock to Inside Value subscribers, and -- as we're about to find out -- there are plenty of Coke bulls to be found out there these days.

Tim Beyers is one of them. He is arguing in favor of the beverage giant's stellar brand and intriguing growth initiatives. Me? I'm not one of them. I think the shares are too pricey given the company's growth potential, and that's why I'm the bear this time.

So does this syrupy sweet Inside Value pick belong in your portfolio? That's what this week's Duel is all about.

Duel on!