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How To Remove Coffee From Carpet


Spilled Coffee


To clean coffee from synthetic carpet, follow the procedures listed below.  Begin with step one, progressing only to the next step if necessary.  Remember that you always want to use the gentlest approach to cleaning a carpet stain first.


(Begin with step 1, if the stain remains then proceed to the next step. Always test the following stain removal solutions in an inconspicuous area first to make sure they won't damage your carpet.)

Synthetic Carpet

1.  Soak the area liberally with cold water.  Blot dry with paper towels.  Re-soak and re-dry area until the coffee has been removed from the carpet.

2.  Use a detergent solution by mixing one teaspoon of clear dish washing liquid with one cup of warm water.  Make sure the water is not hot.

3.  Use a dry cleaning solvent such as Carbona or Energine. Dry cleaning solvent should never be used on polyester.


How to clean coffee from carpet is one of the most common emails we receive here at How-To-Clean-Carpet.  Fortunately, coffee is usually not a difficult liquid to remove from carpet.  If allowed to remain for any length of time then yes, it can be a pain to remove.  The key is getting to it quickly.

We stopped having this problem when we finally decided to stop brewing our coffee on the carpet.  Moving the coffee pot from the carpet to the kitchen counter was one of the smartest decisions we've made.  Who would have thought that making such a simple change would eliminate so many spills?

Next, we're considering moving our dining plates to something like a kitchen table, but that may be too radical of a change.  And I'm not certain where to purchase one of these "dining tables" that I've read so much about.