How To Get Coffee Stains Out of Carpet?

by Anne Franklin 4 min read

how to get coffe from the carpet

So you stained your carpet with coffee. It happens. We know better than anybody that bringing your cup of coffee to your couch or home office is a ritual, a short moment of bliss in our otherwise busy schedules. If some of your delicious brew gets spilled on the way – well, that’s just a part of life.

But don’t panic! Getting coffee out of a carpet is not only possible but also easier than you might think. 

Today, we’re going to walk you through removing coffee stains from your carpet so you can quickly restore it to its original condition like nothing even happened! 

Key Takeaways

  • Coffee stains are usually the easiest to remove while they’re fresh.
  • You can use homemade remedies, such as baking soda paste or vinegar mixture, to effectively remove coffee stains from a carpet.
  • The most important thing is to avoid rubbing the stain in order to prevent the coffee molecules from permanently attaching to the fabric.

How To Get Coffee Stain Out of Carpet

First things first, let’s talk about what you can use to get a coffee stain out of a carpet. Good news for you – in most cases, you don’t have to buy any special detergent or solution to get rid of a coffee stain. 

You can use things you already have within your hand’s reach. Two popular homemade solutions are:

  • Baking soda paste: Mix one part of baking soda with three parts of water. 
  • Vinegar mixture: Combine one tablespoon of vinegar, one tablespoon of dish soap, and two cups of water. 

As you can see, both cleaning solutions are super easy to make and don’t require any expensive ingredients. 

If you stain your carpet with coffee, it’s best to remove it immediately. These two simple mixtures make it quite a breeze. 

How To Get Coffee Out of Carpet? Step by Step

Even the richest, most aromaticcoffee in the world can spoil the mood once it spills onto your new favorite rug. 

Here’s the fun part – how to get coffee out of a rug step-by-step tutorial by us (people for whom this isn’t the first rodeo). 

Depending on what type of mixture you’re going to use, the instructions vary. Let’s start with thevinegar mixture. 

  1. Use a clean cloth to absorb the excess moisture from the stain. Use it to prevent the coffee from spreading further. Simply start at the edges of the stain and move towards the middle. At this point, it’s really important  not to rub it. We want to avoid trapping coffee molecules in the fibers of the carpet.
  2. Apply the vinegar solution to the stain using a clean cloth. Again, move from the outside to the middle. 
  3. Use a clean, dry towel or a cloth to blot the stain. 
  4. Repeat the whole process if necessary. Remember, with fresh stains, this should work after one to two rounds. When it comes to the old stains, they might be more stubborn. We’ll talk about how to tackle them later in this article. 
  5. Rinse the stain under cold water and leave it to dry.

How should you proceed when you’re using  baking soda paste? 

  1. The first step is the same as above.
  2. Cover the area where the stain is with the baking soda paste. Leave it there until it’s dry. 
  3. Use a vacuum cleaner to remove the paste. 
  4. Repeat the process if you haven’t got out all of the staining the first time. 

How To Clean Set-in Coffee Stains on Carpet

How To Clean Set-in Coffee Stains on Carpet

While the older stains may be a little bit more difficult to clean, using both of the methods explained above should give you some upper hand. In our experience, two to three rounds with either of them produce sufficient results. 

Just remember to wet the stain beforehand, preferably with warm (not hot) water. This will help loosen up the dried coffee, making the removal much easier.

If the coffee stain is particularly stubborn, you can try mixing powdered laundry detergent with a few drops of white vinegar. Rub the paste gently into the stain (use a soft brush or toothbrush), and let it sit for a minimum of 5 minutes before rinsing it. 

As a last resort, you can use store-bought carpet cleaning solutions or even order a carpet cleaning service.  

Are Coffee Stains Hard To Get Rid Of?

Fresh coffee carpet stains usually don’t pose a bigger problem, so our recommendation is to try to remove them as soon as possible. We know it’s not always doable, and if you wait a couple of days, you may experience some more difficulty in cleaning a carpet coffee stain. 

Our main tips are to use homemade remedies and avoid rubbing the stain. That’s many people’s first instinct; however, in most cases, rubbing a stain only works against us, increasing the risk of the coffee stain becoming permanent. 

How To Get a Coffee Stain Out of Carpet – Final Thoughts 

There you have it – two easy ways to remove coffee staining from your carpet. As you learned, dealing with this problem doesn’t have to be incredibly stressful, time-consuming, and expensive. You can use things you already have in your kitchen to remove coffee stains. All you have to do is give it a try and watch the magic happen!

For more useful coffee guides, be sure to check out our  Blog!  Meanwhile, we see you on the other side, with your clean carpet and steaming, flavorful cup of coffee in hand. 



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