Coffee stain in carpet


Unfortunately, we have all experienced it; you are enjoying a cup of coffee at the table or on the sofa, but then… your cup of coffee falls over and the coffee drips on your carpet. Shit! But don’t panic, we have some tips to help you remove/reduce this annoying stain.

Step by step stain removal

Step 1: start dabbing immediately

If the coffee has been dropped, it is important to start dabbing as soon as possible. Grab a towel or kitchen paper and dab gently to soak up all excess coffee. Note! Try to dab as much as possible in one direction, and make sure you rub as little as possible. This will only make the stain bigger.

Step 2: Make your own quick cleaner

You do this by mixing cold water with a little cleaning vinegar. The best ratio for an average coffee stain is 2:1 (2 small cups of water, 1 cup of cleaning vinegar). The cleaning vinegar will help remove the stain and also neutralise the smell immediately.

Step 3: Apply the detergent to the stain

Once you have the detergent ready, it’s time to apply it to the stain. For this, we recommend using a clean, dry cloth and gently dab it (with the detergent) on the stain. Let the detergent soak in for a while, but make sure it does not dry completely. Tip! Work from the outer edges of the stain towards the centre, this will prevent the stain from spreading.


Step 4: Keep dabbing and repeat until the stain starts to fade.

Be patient and keep dabbing until you see the stain fade away. Is the stain still visible after a few attempts? Then make a new mixture and let the detergent soak in longer (5 to 10 minutes). Make sure you clean the rug well with water after this to neutralise the detergent. Then dry it with a clean and dry towel.

Other methods to remove a coffee stain

Besides the steps above, there are other methods you can try to remove the coffee stain.

Method 1: Stain spray

To remove a coffee stain from your rug, you can also use a stain spray specially designed for carpets. Here, it is very important to follow the instructions on the packaging. Note! Before using a cleaner, it is a good idea to test it on an inconspicuous area of the rug. This allows you to check that the cleaner does not cause discolouration or damage.

Method 2: White natural vinegar

If you prefer to use a natural cleaning solution, try white soda vinegar instead of cleaning vinegar. You can use and mix this remedy in a similar way as explained in the main method above.

Method 3: Beer!

It may sound crazy, but some people swear by using beer to remove stains. Dab some beer on the stain and let it soak in for a while. Then pat it dry with a clean cloth and the stain will gently remove. Again; take care! Test this method on a small, inconspicuous part of the carpet first to make sure it won’t cause discolouration.

Method 4: Baby wipes

In addition to the above methods, baby wipes are also effective in removing stains. Gently dab the coffee stain with a baby wipe until the stain disappears. Preferably use baby wipes that do not contain perfume, this will reduce the chances of damaging your rug.

Now you will definitely succeed!

With these handy tips we have just given you, you should be able to remove your coffee stain from your carpet. However, we would like to point out that it is important that you remain patient and use all methods carefully to avoid damaging your carpet. And remember, accidents are in a small corner, but with the right tips it will be no problem to solve!

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Dana Krol

Dana Krol
Junior Marketeer