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How to get coffee out of carpet

Mark Lucas by Mark Lucas

When you’re bleary-eyed in the morning and enjoying a warm cup of coffee, it’s not hard to see how accidents happen. So if you’ve spilt coffee on your carpet, you’ll want to know how to remove it, and fast. Take a look at this easy method.


Before attempting any kind of cleaning, you should consult your carpet care guide. Different materials and carpet types react in different ways so it’s important to check the following methods are appropriate and won’t damage your flooring.

Blot any excess
First and foremost, blot any excess liquid with a clean cloth.


Never rub your carpet as you risk damaging the fibres and even making the stain worse. If the stain is dried on, you’ll need to apply a little water to bring the stain back to life and make it easier to work with.

Treat with washing up liquid and white vinegar
Now the excess coffee has been lifted, you’ll be able to work with the remaining mark. Mix a tbsp. each of washing up liquid and white vinegar with two cups of lukewarm water. Be careful not to use water that is too hot, as you may inadvertently help the stain to set.

Use a sponge to apply the solution and dab in the same motion as before. Don’t be tempted to rub. Hopefully the stain will lift with the use of this homemade solution, but if you’re still struggling…

Apply a carpet cleaner
If the stain still hasn’t budged, try a carpet cleaner. Make sure you refer to your carpet care instructions and carefully read the method for the solution. And voila – your coffee stain is no more!