How To Get Rid Of Coffee Stains On Your Carpet?

You might love coffee black and hot but not on your carpet. Removing annoying coffee stains on your good-looking carpet is not as tough you might think. Here you can see some effective carpet cleaning options to get the stain gone and carpet back to normal. It would be easier to get rid of the stain if you clean very next minute, sooner while it’s still wet. These natural cleaning options would certainly help you.

Coffee Stain on Carpet

Image from

You will need:

  1. Clean white cloths
  2. A bowl
  3. 2 cups warm water
  4. 1 tsp dish washing liquid
  5. 1 tsp white vinegar
  6. Cold water
  7. Dry Cleaning solvent (Optional)

Step By Step Procedure To Clean Coffee Stains On Your Carpet

  1. Blot up coffee – Use a cloth to blot up as much of the stain on the carpet as you can. Blot the stain rather than rubbing on the carpet. The sooner you catch the stain, the better result you would get- preferably while it’s still wet.
  2. Mix Solution – Mix the warm water, dish-washing liquid and vinegar in a bowl. Before you proceed, test a small hidden area first to make sure that the cleaning solution won’t cause any adverse effects to the color or the texture of the carpeting.
  3. Wipe Stain – Dampen a cloth in the solution then wipe the stain a little at a time frequently until the stain becomes lighter.
  4. Blot Stain – Blot the stain with a dry cloth.
  5. Continue until gone – Continue wiping the stain with the solution and then blot it with a clean cloth until the stain disappears.
  6. If the stain remains – If, the stain still persists then add 0.25 tsp of dry cleaning solvent/ carpet shampoo to 1 liter of Luke warm water where you can sponge it on the stains following directions on the product. Remember before applying ensues with a patch test.
  7. Sponge area – Dampen another cloth in cold water on the stains to remove detergent solution, if any. Blot and repeat till the detergent get disappeared. When the stain is completely disappeared, lay a small stack of paper towels over the wet areas to absorb water for couple of hours. This helps to draw out the last bit of water from the carpet fibers.
  8. Blot area dry – Allow the area to air dry completely or even ironing after the stain is removed is a good idea for speedy drying or you may leave over night to ensure that all the water gets absorbed.
  9. Finally, vacuum to restore the carpet’s texture.


  • The longer you wait to get stain out of the carpet, the harder it will be to get it out. So, act quickly.
  • Avoid walking on the cleaned spot until it get dry completely.

Final Precautions:

  • While using chemicals like detergents or carpet shampoos do follow the instructions on the products as they contain caustic ingredients which may result in damage to the carpet.
  • Wear rubber gloves while using chemicals just to be careful.
How To Get Rid Of Coffee Stains On Your Carpet? was last modified: February 12th, 2014 by Jason Valasek

59 thoughts on “How To Get Rid Of Coffee Stains On Your Carpet?

  1. Dov Shapira

    Those are great tips !!
    Send me a private message how to get rid of candle wax on the carpet please

  2. Jeff Brand

    I like your tips and save them because planning on making a tip sheet for my clients. I’ll credit you too!

  3. Jim Striegel

    I just saw a segment on this and glad you’re sharing this because carpet is so hard to keep clean.

  4. Stephanie Clopton

    I have to say that we replaced all our carpet with wood floors because the stains were just such a hassle.

  5. Deborah

    Good information about getting rid of coffee stains. My stains are usually more from heavy traffic areas. They seem to require rug shampooing every so often.

  6. teresa

    These are some great tips, although I do not drink coffee I wonder if they would work on other stains as well. will have to keep in mind for future spills:)

  7. Veronica

    Thanks for these awesome tips. I have seen this all to often… and red wine stains in carpets. Saving this for future reference

  8. Irene

    Oh I sure know that the longer you wait, the harder it is to get spots out. I am so glad to have tile now. Thanks for the great tips for those who still have carpet.

  9. Jennifer Clay

    I will have to share this with my mother in law because my baby boy just did this at her house the other day! He grabbed the cup and there went the coffee on her carpet!

  10. jo Casey

    Great tips- I never know what to do when I get a spill on a carpet – I had no clue that you could even remove coffee stains without chemicals.

  11. Amanda James

    Brilliant! I love the step by step instructions which make it so easy! Spilling coffee happens to me much too frequently, I will definitely be trying this! Thanks!

  12. Kungphoo

    These are some great tips! I think it’s great that you include a nice list of the steps needed to get the stain out. Very easy to follow. Will be trying this in the near future!

  13. David W. Murphy

    Thanks for the info and the great tips! Fortunately, we haven’t spilled any coffee on our new carpet….yet. I’ll know where to go to get it out when it happens!

  14. Stephanie Clopton

    I wish I would have had these tips when I had carpet, but at least I can share them with friends now!

  15. Deborah

    I love coffee but not on my furniture or carpet. Thanks for the tips to remove it. It can be a real mess to try to get rid of on white carpet.

  16. Pingback: Google AdSense Money Generator

  17. Peter Fulton

    In these days it’s a challenge to keep the carpets clean and bright. And removing the coffee stains is a really tough task. This post will definitely be helpful to all. Thanks for the valuable tips sharing above.

  18. Pingback: How to remove red wine stains on your carpet? | Express Flooring

  19. Pingback: Smart and Simple Tips to Remove Carpet Stains | Express Flooring

  20. adventure based vacation

    If you wish for to increase your experience just keep visiting this web page and be updated with the most recent information posted here.

  21. Pingback: How to remove hard stains on your tile flooring? | Express Flooring

  22. Roger Vivier flats

    How To Get Rid Of Coffee Stains On Your Carpet? Nice info, thank your sharing

Comments are closed.