Acid

Acid, noun: Acids make up approximately 5% of green coffee. Chlorogenic acids make up the lion’s share. As polyphenols,…


Alkaloid

Alkaloid, noun: An ingredient in coffee: Compound containing nitrogen that is found in many plants. This includes caffeine…


Caffeine

Caffeine, noun: An alkaloid and an important component of coffee as well as tea, guarana and cacao. It has a stimulating…


Carbohydrate

Carbohydrate, noun: An ingredient in coffee. Together with fat and protein, they are an essential component of our diet.…


Chlorogenic acid

Chlorogenic acid, noun: An ingredient in coffee. Also occurs in potatoes, artichokes, nettles, etc. It is regarded as hard…


Flavor

Flavor, noun (also flavoring): Synonym for taste. Coffee is one of the most complex natural products with over 800 flavors…


Fruit acid

Fruit acid, noun: Collective term for the acids present in fruit. Since coffee is a fruit – coffee berries – it also…


Ingredient

Ingredient, noun: Coffee has more than 1000 ingredients, 400 of which have not yet been identified. Depending on the type of…


Lipids

Lipids, noun: Ingredient in coffee. Term for fats. Overall, the lipid content of green coffee is between 10-13%, whereby…


Minerals

Minerals, noun: Ingredient in coffee. 
Its content is extremely dependent on the coffee variant, cultivation area and…


Proteins

Proteins, noun: An ingredient in coffee. Long chains of amino acids. Approximately 10% of green coffee consists of proteins.…