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Do you have an unsightly coffee stain on your carpet that just won’t go away? Don’t worry, tackling it doesn’t have to be a daunting task. With the right supplies and approach, you can successfully remove coffee stains from carpets without too much trouble.

How To Remove Coffee Stains From Carpet

A little reminder before you start

Be prepared for a little extra work if you have shag carpet. The longer the carpet fiber, the more difficult stain removal can be. For longer fibers, be sure to blot thoroughly and limit the amount of liquid you put into the carpet. Using a fan can help to dry the carpet completely.

Test any cleaning solution or stain remover on a hidden spot on your carpet to make sure it doesn’t damage the color. You can also ask carpet manufacturers for recommendations. Source: TheSpruce

Cold water

Start simple and start with cold water. Have two towels handy, one damp and one dry. Sponge the stained area with the damp towel before blotting it dry with the second towel. Continue this process and if you’ve acted quickly, it should remove the stain.


Use a household soap or detergent. Rub a small amount into the stain and leave it to sit for about an hour, making sure it doesn’t dry. Rinse it with water and hopefully it’s done the trick. Again, keep a towel handy to blot the area dry.


Mix white vinegar and water together, use a towel dipped in this solution to scrub the stain until it disappears. You may want to freshen up the carpet later with your choice of cleaner or carpet cleaner, as the vinegar smell may linger.


Firstly, make sure it’s white toothpaste. Did you know because it acts like an exfoliator, you can rub the stain with a little bit of toothpaste and break down the stain? Rinse and repeat this process if necessary.

Baking soda

Use baking soda and water to form a paste. Scrub it onto the stain and continue rubbing until the stain is gone. Then rinse the area with cold water and dab dry. Source: Nespresso

When should you stop cleaning

Whiting warns that there is a point when continuing to clean a spot may be doing more damage than good. If the water or product leaves a mark or creates discoloration, the treated area is cleaner and brighter than the rest of the fabric, or the fabric ripples or wrinkles, stop while you are ahead. “If the item requires further cleaning, have a professional clean the item in-home,” she urges. Source: RD

If the coffee stain still persists after following these tips, don’t hesitate to call us for help! We specialize in removing nasty stains so that you can keep your carpet looking clean and fresh.