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Morning for some people usually starts with a cup of coffee. People who are fond of coffee don’t skip to have a cup of it whether they are at home or the office. The fragrance of coffee beans is such a pleasure for coffee lovers. If you are one of the coffee lovers then you must be knowing the benefits of caffeine and the pleasure in every sip of the coffee. 


But many of us do have an unpleasant experience of spilling that freshly brewed cup of coffee on our bed, carpet, upholstery, or clothes. Spilling coffee on the home or office carpet accidentally is one of the worst experiences one can face, especially if you are in hurry.


Coffee stains can be really stubborn, so don’t scrub the spilled coffee furiously with a wet cloth rather learn the ways how to handle the freshly and old coffee stains on your carpets.  There are reliable ways that can help you to remove the stains out of the carpets and rugs so continue reading to know the insights of how to act when you spill the coffee.


Spilled coffee? For fresh coffee stains, you need to act fast!

  • Blot, don’t rub

If you have accidentally spilled coffee on the carpet flooring, you need to act fast. The freshly spilled coffee spot stays wet for a few seconds, so quickly apply paper towels or a microfiber cloth to absorb the spilled coffee. 


Don’t make the mistake to rub the spot as rubbing will spread the coffee stain and spilled coffee will get soaked deeper into the carpet fibers.


You can put some cold water to dilute the coffee and gently press the towel against the spot. Repeat the blotting process until the coffee is totally absorbed by the towel and there is no more colour transferred from the carpet to the towel. 


You can also take the help of the carpet cleaning Encinitas companies. 


Old Coffee Stain on carpet? Read how to get old stains out of your carpets!

Removing fresh coffee stains is quite easier than taking out the old dried coffee stain. The liquid settles down in the fabric of the carpet which eventually dries if not cleaned immediately. This means you have to put more effort into cleaning the aged stain and make your carpet stain-free. To clean the aged stains different expert methods can be used which can be effective in removing the stubborn stains.


There are many promised effective ways to clean the aged coffee stains that we are going to discuss below: 


Clean coffee stain by using baking soda

You’ll need: A tablespoon of baking soda, a clean cloth (towel or a microfiber cloth), two cups of lukewarm water, and a bowl.


1.    Mix 2 cups of Luke warm water and baking soda in the bowl.
2.    Apply the mixture to the dried stain.
3.    Gently rub the stain until the stain comes out.
4.    Repeat, if required.
5.    Finally, rinse with cold water.


Clean coffee stain by using Lemon/vinegar solution

You’ll need: Two cups of lukewarm water, a clean cloth (towel or a microfiber cloth), a spray bottle, and ¼ cup of vinegar or lemon juice.


1.    Pour water and lemon juice or vinegar into a spray bottle.
2.    Mix them well.
3.    Spray the solution over the dried coffee stain.
4.    Gently rub the stain using the cloth.
5.    Repeat, if needed.
6.    Finally, rinse with cold water.

Clean coffee stain by using salt

You’ll need: 250ml of water, two tablespoons of salt, a spray bottle, and a vacuum cleaner.


1.    Pour water into the spray bottle.
2.    Wet the stain using the spray bottle.
3.    Sprinkle salt on the top of the stain. The salt will absorb both the water and the coffee, making the stain lighter in colour.
4.    Finally, Vacuum cleans the salt.


Clean coffee stain with dish soap

You’ll need: Approx. 250ml of warm water, a bowl, clean cloth (towel or a microfiber cloth), one tablespoon of liquid dish detergent (bleach-free), a tablespoon of vinegar. 


Time needed: Approx. 25-30 mins


1.    Pour water, dish soap, and vinegar into the bowl and stir with a spoon to make the solution.
2.    Dip the clean cloth into the solution.
3.    Squeeze the cloth a little
4.    Gently rub the stain until the spot is clean
5.    Repeat, if required
6.    Finally, rinse with cold water and let the spot air dry


Clean coffee stain by using a commercial stain remover

You’ll need: Water, carpet stain remover, clean cloth (towel or a microfiber cloth), Vacuum.


1.    Pour some water on the coffee stain and blot up all the liquid.
2.    Repeat, if required.
3.    Apply stain remover, following the directions mentioned on the product packaging.
4.    Let the carpet spot air dry.
5.    Vacuum the area.


Worried about damaging your carpet or have no time? Let us help you!

You can surely try your hands on cleaning the carpet stains using any of the methods mentioned in the article. But sometimes, depending on the type of carpet fiber and the age of the coffee stain, these methods might not help you extracting the stain completely. In fact, some people don’t have time or don’t want to take a risk due to the fear of damaging their expensive carpet fabric. 


So, the most convenient way to remove the coffee stains from the carpet fibers is by calling a professional cleaning company. You can take their advice or book them to do the job. Carpet cleaning professionals have complete knowledge of carpet fabrics and are equipped with the right equipment to handle old stains. We at Seaside Carpet Cleaning offer the best carpet cleaning method – Steam cleaning/ hot water extraction that has proven to be the best solution for any kind of stubborn stain.