Removing Coffee Stains From Clothing: Tips & Home Remedies

by Taylor

Below I've collected tips for removing coffee stains from clothing, focusing mainly on home remedies for cleaning these spots and spills.


It is no wonder these stains are so common on clothing -- we drink a cup of joe while we're half asleep in the morning, or otherwise when we're tired, and that's when spills often occur.

Right now I've got tips from videos around the web, but I would love to hear even more ideas for how you do it too, so if you've got your own tip, you can share it here, or read other ideas already submitted, including for other surfaces from carpet, and hard surfaces too.

Plus, you can read my entire article on how to remove these stains here.

Further, while this page focuses on homemade remedies you can use, I know there are people who'd rather use a commercially available product instead. You can read my coffee stain remover recommendations here, or share a recommendation of your own!

Now, without further ado, here are the tips and ideas I've already collected. Hope they help you keep your wardrobe clean from coffee drinking malfunctions!


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Coffee Removal Stain Tips For Clothing

Below is a video giving tips for removing these stains from clothes.

The video suggests several different methods, and also makes the distinction between coffee containing cream, and black coffee, which I think is very helpful.

The stain removal supplies suggested in this video include:





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Use Baby Wipes To Clean Fresh Coffee Stains

by Debbie
(Ohio )

Debbie says:

I worked at a day care and had gotten some of my iced latte on my shirt.

The closest thing to me was baby wipes so I grabbed one and to my surprise it took the entire stain out of my uniform shirt.

Later that week the photographer who was at the day care taking pictures spilled his coffee on his shirt. He thanked me when I suggested he try baby wipes to get the stain out.

When his shirt dried you could not even tell where the coffee had been.

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Taylor says:

Thanks so much for sharing this tip Debbie.

I absolutely agree that treating a spot of spill as soon as possible is the best way to remove them. This gives the least chance for them to set, after all.

Plus, baby wipes are a great choice since they are slightly damp, and have a mild gentle soap in them which can help clean quiet well.

In fact, there are a lot of cleaning and stain removal uses for baby wipes, and I've collected many of them at the link so come check them out, or share even more of your own!

***Update: I got a similar tip from a Facebook fan, Ruth, who said:
Coffee is best removed in my experience by flushing with cold water and blotting repeatedly. This is out of a white cotton shirt, too, while person was still wearing.., One of those emergency work things... :)
***End Update

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Removing Coffee Stains From Clothing With Glycerin

It seems like everyone today is trying to find natural ways to remove stains, without all the harsh chemicals.

Below is a video giving tips for removing coffee stains from clothing with glycerin.

Glycerin is a vegetable based product which is often found in soaps and lotions, but also can be used to soften hardened stains. (You can read my article about what glycerin is, and what it's used for here if you want to know more about this product.)

Her instructions for removing either fresh or old coffee stains is to soak the clothing in cold water and glycerin, and then launder as normal with a laundry detergent containing enzymes.



Do you have your own tip for how to use glycerin for stain removal and cleaning your home? If so, you can share your uses of glycerin here, or read other ideas already submitted.

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In addition, you can submit your own coffee stain removal tip here if you've got a home remedy that works successfully for you.

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Comments for Removing Coffee Stains From Clothing With Glycerin

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lemon juice
by: Huda

Just use a little full strength lemon juice on cups, counters, fabrics (test their colorfastness), most anything that gets stained, including your skin! The lemon will do the work for you.

Coffee stains on clothes that have been set
by: Suzanne

Is the process for removing coffee stains the same as when it has already been washed and dried? The garment is a white sweater, 80 per cent cotton, 17 per cent nylon, and 3 per cent spandex. I'm afraid to use bleach because of the nylon and spandex. I thought it was removed with water before I washed and dried it. Can you help?

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