How to Remove Coffee Stains

Coffee carpet stains can leave a carpet looking filthy if not treated properly. This noticable yellowish-brown tone can easily be mistaken as an ignored pet mess. 

Removing Coffee Stains from Furniture

First, don't scrub the stain, as this can make coffee stains soak in faster.

  1. Blot with a paper or cloth towel to remove extra liquid, but don't scrub it.
  2. Place mild liquid detergent on a damp sponge and gently rub into the stain in a circular motion.  The stain should gradually disappear.
  3. If that doesn't work, apply a mixture of vinegar and lukewarm water using a sponge.

Removing Coffee Stains from Rugs

  1. Blot with a paper or cloth towel to remove extra liquid.
  2. Dilute the stain with some water and blot some more with a paper towel.
  3. Apply diluted white vinegar (1 tbsp per cup of water) to the stain and continue to blot.

Removing Coffee Stains From Carpet

First, don't scrub the coffee stain, as this can make coffee stains soak in faster.

  1. Blot with a paper or cloth towel to remove extra liquid.
  2. Dilute the stain with 1 cup cool water and continue to blot.
  3. Mix the following to create a cleaning solution: ¼ cup lemon juice, 2 cups lukewarm water, 1 squirt dishwashing detergent.  (If you don't have lemon juice, try 1/3 cup white distilled vinegar and 2/3 cups water.)
  4. Apply the mixture to the stain using a sponge, working in a gentle circular motion from the outside of the stain to the inside.
  5. Rinse with cold water.
  6. Blot with a towel to remove excess liquid.
  7. Repeat steps 2-6 until stain has been removed.