How To Take Coffee Stains Out Of Anything

By Kristen Underwood — / Death Wish Coffee Blog

Have you ever spilled coffee on yourself, just standing there… doing absolutely nothing? Welcome to my life. One shirt, two shirts, three shirts, floor. If you’re anything like me, this isn’t your first rodeo and you may have a whole wardrobe in your car to change into. But just in case you don’t, here are 6 ways to take out coffee stains. 


From your clothes:

  • Blot up excess coffee with a clean, dry cloth.
  • Presoak the stain in a solution of ¼ quart of warm water, ½ teaspoon dishwashing detergent, and 1 tbsp of white vinegar for 15 minutes.
  • Rinse the stained area with warm water.


From the carpet:       

  • Blot up as much of the coffee as you can
  • Mix one tbsp. of liquid dish soap, one tbsp. of white vinegar, 2 cups of warm water. 
  • Sponge the stain with the mixture and a clean cloth until the stain disappears.
  • Sprinkle a little baking soda onto the bottom of your stained mug.

From your mug:

  • Sprinkle a little baking soda onto the bottom of your stained mug.
  • Add just enough water to form a paste.
  • Scrub your mug until clean.
  • This should clear up in a matter of minutes from the abrasion of the baking soda.

From the wall:

  • Fill a bucket with warm water.
  • Add just enough detergent to make bubbles.
  • Wet cloth in water and run gently on the stain until clean.

From your teeth:

  • Mix baking soda with hydrogen peroxide.
  • Brush for at least 2 minutes.
  • Mix a little of your toothpaste for some flavor.


From your furniture:

  • Beat an egg yolk and work into the coffee stain with a terry-cloth towel for about a minute.
  • Rinse with water. 

Now you’re prepared to take on your next cup of coffee and any spill that comes with it. If all else fails, go topless when sipping. You’ll never have to worry about a stained shirt again.


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