Diesel / Motor Fuel

Diesel / Motor Fuel


Associated Sensory Terms:

Heavy Solvent, Gasoline, Petroleum, Mechanical


Diesel / Motor Fuel is referred to as 'Petroleum' in the World Coffee Research Sensory Lexicon.

GMP Flavour Standard

FlavorActiV GMP Pharmaceutical Quality flavour reference standards can be added to alomst any liquid to impart a real flavour, off-note, or taint that's safe to both smell and taste. The flavour standards are sold individually in packs of 5 capsules, each capsule separately blister packed to provide flavour protection and prolonged shelf life.

Production adheres to strict pharmaceutical Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) quality controls. FlavorActiV's dedicated GMP Flavour Centre is certified and regulated by the UK Government’s Medicine Regulatory & Healthcare Product Agency (MHRA) to a standard which far exceed ISO 9001, ISO 17025 or any food grade certification.

Beer Sensory

Cause of Flavour

Motor fuel or petrol like off-flavours can occur in many beverages for a number of reasons. Mainly from fuel or oil source contamination introduced externally into packaging or stored products.

Carbonated gas sources and lines can impart this from pumps and air pressurisation.

Motor full like flavours can also occur due to flavour breakdown in final and stored products.


Please note that this flavour only contains natural food grade flavours - it does not contain petrol or other mechanical fuels.

Coffee Sensory


A specific chemical aromatic associated with crude oil and its refined products, which have heavy oil characteristics.

FlavorActiV's GMP Flavour Reference Standard Diesel / Motor Fuel has undergone evaluation by the same research team behind the first World Coffee Research Lexicon, and has been approved for inclusion within the latest World Coffee Research Lexicon as a validated coffee flavour reference.

In early 2014, together with two of the coffee industry’s leading organisations, FlavorActiV developed and launched an advanced Calibrating Coffee Sensory Plan to provide cupper training, cupper calibration and coffee tools throughout the coffee supply chain. In 2016 FlavorActiV partnered with World Coffee Research to validate the use of FlavorActiV's GMP Flavour Standards as reference standards within WCR's lexicon. FlavorActiV's Diesel / Motor Fuel is of the 24 validated flavour reference standards.

View all FlavorActiV GMP Coffee Flavour Standards.