4 Quick tricks to remove coffee stains from clothes

See the quick tricks to remove coffee stains from clothes

Want to learn some interesting tricks to remove coffee stains from clothes?

You must have heard coffee lovers yelling, “Do not spill my coffee because it’s my precious gem.”

But however hard you may try avoiding, spilling coffee does occur, and that requires in-depth knowledge of how to remove coffee stains. 

We at Mayor Boss are here at your rescue with some tried and tested tricks to remove coffee stains, even if you are in a rush. Here is how you remove coffee stains from clothes:

Coffee stain removal tricks #1: Use cold water

If your coffee stains are fresh, you can remove stains easily because the coffee particles have not been absorbed into the material. Make sure you run cold water for two to three minutes through the stain to dilute it. Never-ever scrub the fabric as it will intensify the damage. 

Coffee stain removal tricks #2: If the coffee stains have dried

Dried coffee strains first need to be wetted with water. Keep a clean cloth or paper towel, liquid laundry detergent, and white vinegar (in tough stains cases) handy to proceed further. 

To remove dried coffee strains, you’ll need to put a few drops of laundry detergents on a wet cloth and gently rub the stain with your fingers. Let the solution sit on the clothes for five minutes, then rinse.

If the stubborn stain is still there, repeat the process. But this time, mix one teaspoon powdered laundry detergent with one tablespoon of white vinegar and one tablespoon of warm water to form a paste and apply it to the stain. 

Use a toothbrush to gently rub the mixture and let it sit for few minutes before final rinsing. At last, your efforts will pay back. The stain will disappear.

NB: First, try to test this mixture on the clothing’s interior seam to test for colorfastness. If it doesn’t discolor the material, then you can use the mixture on the stain. 

Coffee stain removal tricks #3: Removing stains from synthetic fabric

As synthetic fabrics, including acrylic, nylon, polyester, spandex, and olefin, are soft, durable, and low maintenance fabrics, removing coffee stains is comparatively simple and easy.

Start with bloating up the excess coffee with a clean and dry cloth. After that, pre-soak the stain for 15 minutes in the solution of water warm water, half a teaspoon of dishwashing detergent (strict no to laundry detergent), and one tablespoon of white vinegar. After the time lap, thoroughly rinse the stained area with warm water. 

If the stain is stubborn, you can use a sponge and rubbing alcohol to blot it. Give a final regular wash to find your clothes stain-free.

Pro tip: Make sure not to sun dry your synthetic fabric until you have erased the stain.

Coffee stain removal tricks #4: Removing stains from cotton and linen clothes

Cotton clothes are the sturdy fabric to get rid of coffee stains. But there are ways to remove coffee stains from both cotton and linen. 

The initial procedure is the same as above; the difference is you will need a laundry stain remover in place of dishwasher detergent.

If you do not have a laundry stain remover, try our suggested homemade stain remover. 

Take 1/4-quart warm water, half teaspoon dishwashing detergent, and one teaspoon of white vinegar and use the paste to pre-soak the stain for 15 minutes. Rinse the stained region with warm water.


  • If the fabric is cotton, nearly boiling water will not cause much damage to a texture. However, damage to the dye or finish of the fabric maybe occur.
  • Use a gooseneck kettle with a temperature display to check 200°F as the perfect temperature.

Try the last method initially on the small and inconspicuous area to ensure the extent of damage to the print or dye.

Hurry! Time to bid adieu to coffee stains that have given you nightmares previously.

P.S. 6 Easy ways to recycle your leftover coffee grounds, and Here’s What Happens When You Drink Coffee Every Day