How to remove coffee stains from almost anything

While the pain of losing a precious cup of coffee and few moments of peace can seem to last an eternity, cleaning up the mess doesn’t have to! There are multiple ways to deal with a stain that take the stress out of cleaning and all it takes are a few basic supplies that can be found in any home.


An area rug or carpet generally gets the most traffic in a home. Consequently, it also sees a lot of spills. The sooner you attack a spill the better it is for your carpet as well as your peace of mind.

You will need:

  • Clean white cloths or paper towels
  • Water Liquid dish soap
  • White vinegar
  • Liquid laundry detergent

Start from the outside of the stain and blot it gently using a clean white cloth or a paper towel. Work towards the centre of the stain and keep blotting it using clean sections of the cloth or with fresh paper towels.

Make sure you do not use a scrubbing motion as this damages the carpet. Repeat this process till you’re not able to lift anymore of the coffee from the carpet.

Pour or spray a small amount of water onto the stain and blot it with a fresh cloth or paper towel. Repeat this process a couple more times.

Do not soak the carpet with water. Once all the coffee has been lifted out gently dry the area with a dryer on low heat or with a fan.