Ingredient, noun: Coffee has more than 1000 ingredients, 400 of which have not yet been identified. Depending on the type of coffee plant and cultivation area their composition can vary considerably. The most important ingredients are: carbohydrates, lipids, water, acids, alkaloids, minerals, proteins and flavorings, as well as flavors – of which 100 have likewise not yet been identified. That’s why coffee has not yet been able to be synthetically produced.