Freshly Cut Grass

Freshly Cut Grass


Associated Sensory Terms:

Leafy Plants, Fresh, Leaf Trimmings, Crushed Green Leaves


Freshly Cut Grass is referred to as 'Fresh' in the World Coffee Research Sensory Lexicon.

GMP Flavour Standard

FlavorActiV GMP compliant 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

Freshly cut grass occurs in alcoholic beverages - in beer due to wort boiling, hops and through aging effects on packaged beer. This flavour can be seen as a positive or an off-note and is associated with fresh beer flavours.

In non-alcoholic beverages this flavour is imparted due to water contamination with vegetation and other plant matter.


+ Beer Flavour Wheel Number: 0231
+ Recommended flavour standard / sensory reference standard of the American Society of Brewing Chemists (ASBC) and the European Brewing Chemists (EBC).

Coffee Sensory

Fresh (Freshly Cut Grass

A green aromatic associated with newly cut grass and leafy plants, characterized by a sweet and pungent character.
FlavorActiV's GMP Flavour Reference Standard Freshly Cut Grass 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 Freshly Cut Grass is of the 24 validated flavour reference standards.

View all FlavorActiV GMP Coffee Flavour Standards.