Removing Coffee Stains

Removing coffee stains can be very difficult, and  at times, impossible. Watch the free online DIY video on how to remove coffee stains. A stain is a discoloration that can be clearly distinguished from the surface, material, or medium it is found upon. And latte, cappuccino, espresso and coffee stains are no exception. They usually stand out like a sore thumb.

Here at The Cleaning Network, we get calls all the time looking for the best coffee stain remover. Our response is “You are speaking to him/her right now.”  But really, removing coffee stains can be tried at home especially if it is a surface stain, where the coffee is spilled out onto the carpet and is trapped in the fibers or the pores. The pigment is trapped and coats the carpet fibers, and the stain reflects back light according to the color of the spill.  But if the stain involves a chemical or molecular reaction between the carpet and the spill, a professional carpet cleaner is needed.

How to remove coffee stainsIn many cases, stains are affected by heat and may become reactive enough to bond with the carpet fibers. That is one of the reasons it can be so difficult to remove a coffee stain.


The best coffee stain remover is quite controversial. You see  there are many studies examining the health effects of coffee, and as enjoyable as it may be, it can be very detrimental to you health. Coffee consumption can lead to iron deficiency anemia in mothers and infants. It can cause headaches as well as other maladies. Another negative is the caffeine content. Research suggests that drinking caffeinated coffee can cause an increase in the stiffening of arterial walls. Caffeinated coffee may aggravate gastroesophageal reflux disease, migraines, arrhythmias, and cause sleep disturbances. Caffeine can cause anxiety symptoms in normal individuals. Buying decaf doesn’t help much either because of the toxic process of removing it. Once you detox from it, you will notice normal sustained energy levels and not need the quick fix and heavy let downs that come with it. Instead, you may consider warm water, herbal teas, or substitutes like Caffix or Roma.

And it can be worse if it has milk, cream, or other dairy products:



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So now you know more about coffee and removing coffee stains. I hope this has been helpful.