How To Remove Coffee Stains From Carpeting

Say Goodbye to Stubborn Coffee Stains: A Tru-Clean Surface Care Guide To DIY Coffee Stain Removal

At Tru-Clean Surface Care, we understand that accidents happen. One moment you’re enjoying your morning cup of coffee, and the next, it’s all over your carpet. But don’t fret! Our expert team is here to help you tackle those pesky coffee stains and restore your carpet to its former glory.

In this blog post, we’ll share our tried-and-tested methods for effectively removing coffee stains from your carpet.

Step 1: Act Fast

When it comes to coffee stains, time is of the essence. The quicker you act, the easier it will be to remove the stain. As soon as the spill occurs, grab a clean cloth or paper towel and gently blot the area, careful not to rub the stain further into the carpet fibers.

Step 2: Prepare Your Cleaning Solution

While many off-the-shelf carpet cleaners are available, a simple homemade solution can be just as effective. Mix one tablespoon of liquid dish soap, one tablespoon of white vinegar, and two cups of warm water in a spray bottle. Shake well to combine.

Step 3: Test Your Solution

Before you apply the cleaning solution to the stained area, it’s essential to test it on a small, inconspicuous part of your carpet. This will help you ensure the solution won’t cause any damage or discoloration. If the test area looks good after a few minutes, you’re ready to proceed.

Step 4: Apply the Cleaning Solution

Spray your cleaning solution generously onto the coffee-stained area, ensuring it’s well-saturated. Allow the solution to sit for a few minutes, giving it time to break down the stain.

Step 5: Blot the Stain

Using a clean, dry cloth or paper towel, gently blot the stain, working from the outside in. As you blot, the coffee stain should start to lift from the carpet fibers. You may need to repeat the process of spraying and blotting a few times to remove the stain entirely. Always use a clean part of the cloth or paper towel to avoid spreading the stain.

Step 6: Rinse and Dry

Once you’ve successfully removed the coffee stain, it’s essential to rinse the area with water to remove any residue from the cleaning solution. Use a clean cloth or sponge dampened with cool water and gently dab the area, being careful not to overwet the carpet. Finally, use a dry cloth or paper towel to blot the area and remove any excess moisture.

Step 7: Vacuum the Area

After the carpet has dried completely, use a vacuum cleaner to restore the carpet’s texture and remove any remaining dirt or debris.

Tru-Clean Surface Care

We hope you find this simple spotting solution effective at removing spilled coffee. Remember that this solution is for freshly spilled coffee and may not work on dried or old coffee stains. If your stain remains after trying this DIY trick, do not use other spotters, as they may set the coffee stain. Call Tru-Clean Surface Care for professional spotting and carpet cleaning.

Tru-Clean Surface Care is a Certified Partner with the prestigious Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) and the International Carpet & Rug Institute (CRI). We are a WoolSafe Approved Service Provider, A+ Rated with the Better Business Bureau, and an eight-year-in-a-row winner of the coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award.

For more information about Tru-Clean Surface Care and our carpet cleaning and stain removal guide, please visit us online at or call us any time at 239-541-4888 – Cape Coral and Lee County, 239-206-1935 – Bonita Springs, Naples, and Marco Island, or 941-621-2198 – Punta Gorda and Port Charlotte, Florida.


With these simple steps, you can successfully remove coffee stains from your carpet and keep it looking fresh and clean. Remember, the key to effective stain removal is acting quickly and using the right cleaning solution. If you are dealing with a particularly stubborn stain or require professional assistance, Tru-Clean Surface Care is here to help. Our team of experienced technicians is ready to provide the best carpet cleaning solutions to ensure your home stays spotless. Contact us today to learn more about our services!