How to Get Coffee Stains out of Carpet

There’s nothing worse than spilling a delicious cup of coffee on your favorite carpet and then having to worry about how to get rid of the stain.

Luckily for you, getting a coffee stain out of your carpet is a much easier task than it is cleaning gum from a carpet or figuring out how to remove maple syrup from a carpet

So if you’re wondering how to get coffee stains out of a carpet, look no further.

We are going to provide you with the best tips, methods, and cleaning products for just that. With our article, the process will be a breeze, and you’ll never have to worry about coffee stains again. 

What this article covers:

How To Remove Old Coffee Stains From A Carpet

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If you have the correct carpet cleaning chemicals, getting dried coffee out of your carpet isn’t as hard as you think it is. 

Follow our steps below to rid your carpet of dried coffee stains. 

Step 1: Gather Your Equipment

The first step is to get all of the equipment that you are going to need. Since it is a dry stain, you are going to need two different chemicals to get the stain out properly. 

The first chemical that you will need is our X-Brown Premium Browning and Reducer. X-Brown is a very slight reducing agent. Normally you would use reducing agents to remove food coloring from a carpet, as it is a synthetic stain. 

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Usually, you would use an oxidizing agent to remove an organic stain like coffee, but X-Brown is specifically made to target the browning stains of coffee, so it is the exception. 

But, this is also why we are going to use it in combination with our Rave Spotter, which is an oxidizing agent.

One thing to note is that it is not always ideal to mix reducing agents and oxidizing agents together. So you want to make sure that the Rave Spotter is completely dry before you add on the X-Brown Premium. 

In summary, you will need the following to remove an old coffee stain from your carpet:

Step 2: Apply The Rave Spotter To The Stain

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Start by applying the Rave Spotter to the stain. As we mentioned, this is an oxidizing agent. Oxidizing agents work best for organic stains like coffee, or if you want to get rid of red wine on a carpet

Oxidizing agents work well on carpets that have synthetic fibers. If your carpet has natural fibers, we recommend skipping this step. 

Spray the Rave Spotter onto the stain so that it is damp, but not completely saturated. Let it sit and completely dry before adding the X-Brown Premium.

Step 3: Apply The X-Brown Premium Browning & Reducer

It is now time to apply the X-Brown Premium Browning and Reducer. This will help fight the stubborn brown coffee stain, as it is made specifically for coffee stains, and to remove tea from a carpet

But, don’t apply the X-Brown Premium to the carpet directly. Apply it to the cotton bonnet that fits onto the Rotovac 360I. 

Step 4: Run The Rotovac 360I Over The Coffee Stain

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Go into this step immediately so that the solution doesn’t dry. Place the cotton bonnet on the Rotovac 360I and run it over the stain for a few minutes. This should take away the coffee stain completely.

Step 5: Dry The Carpet 

The final step is to dry the carpet using your Rotovac 360I and the air mover. 

Place the air mover in front of the spot you were working on. Flip the cotton bonnet around on the Rotovac, and go over the spot with the Rotovac for a few minutes. This will leave the carpet dry, and prevent brown spots from popping up again.

How To Get New Coffee Stains Out Of A Carpet 

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The best time to sort out a coffee stain is when it has just happened. So, the sooner that you can do it, the better. 

Getting a new coffee stain out of your carpet is similar to getting an old coffee stain out, but there are some differences. 

Since the stain is fresh and hasn’t sunk into the carpet fibers yet, there is no need to use the Rave Spotter too. The X-Brown Premium will be more than enough to remove the stain. 

Here are some step-by-step instructions on how to remove new coffee stains from your carpet. 

Step 1: Get All Of The Equipment That You Will Need

There are a few additional things that you will need for removing new coffee stains from your carpet. 

As we mentioned, you also won’t need the Rave Spotter for this process either. 

Here is a comprehensive list of all that is required:

  • X-Brown Premium Browning and Reducer
  • Our Rotovac 360I
  • A cotton bonnet that will fit on the Rotovac 360I
  • An air mover
  • Paper towels or an old cloth 

Step 2: Blot The Coffee Stain

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The first part of this process is blotting at the stain with an old cloth or paper towels. Dab the stain gently to absorb as much of the coffee as possible. 

Make sure that you do not rub the stain, as this will make it go deeper into the carpet fibers. 

Step 3: Apply The X-Brown Premium To The Cotton Bonnet

Spray the X-Brown Premium onto one side of the cotton bonnet, and attach it to your Rotovac 360I.

Step 4: Run The Rotovac 360I Over The Stain

Run the Rotovac 360I over the stain for at least 3 minutes, or until you aren’t able to see the spot anymore. 

Do this as quickly as you can, because you don’t want the X-Brown Premium to dry. 

Step 5: Dry The Area That You Have Worked On

Use the Rotovac 360i to dry the area that you have been working on. This is an important step, as you don’t want any chance of the carpet being re-soiled. 

Start by placing an air mover in front of the spot you were working on. Flip the cotton bonnet over, as the dry side will help to absorb some of the moisture.

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Run the Rotovac over the wet area for a few minutes until you are happy that it is dry enough. 

How To Get Coffee Out Of A White Carpet

As we have already established, oxidizing agents are the best chemicals to get rid of organic stains like coffee. Hydrogen peroxide is one of the best oxidizing agents that you can use to remove organic stains. 

The problem usually comes in that hydrogen peroxide can end up bleaching the color of your carpet, so not everyone wants to use it. But, when it comes to white carpets, this is perfect. 

You want the brown coffee stain to be eliminated, and the carpet to return to being white, so bleaching is not a problem. 

So, when trying to get coffee stains out of a white carpet, using hydrogen peroxide will be your best bet, and our Rave Spotter is a perfect candidate for this.

The Rave Spotter should be powerful enough to remove coffee stains on your white carpet, which is why we are only going to focus on this product. But, if you find that the stain is stubborn, you may want to look into our Urine Stain and Odor Remover Unchained. It is a potent oxidizing agent that will help stubborn stains. 

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Step 1: Gather The Equipment That You Will Need

As we mentioned, we have a great stain-removing chemical that is made with hydrogen peroxide, and this is our Rave Spotter. 

The Rave Spotter is so powerful that it is all that you will need to remove the stain. But you will need a few more things for the whole process: 

  • Rave Spotter
  • Clean cloth or paper towels

Step 2: Blot Up The Coffee

Blot up as much coffee as possible with your cloth or paper towels.

Step 3: Spray On The Rave Spotter

Spray the Rave Spotter onto the stain so that it is saturated. Leave it to sit for a few minutes so that it can break down the stain. This would also work if you want to remove hot chocolate from a carpet

Step 4: Blot Up Excess Rave Spotter

Blot up any excess rave spotter, and remove the coffee stain with it. Your white carpet should be looking back to its old self, and beautifully clean.  

Home Remedies To Remove Coffee Stains From Carpet

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This is a more unusual way to remove a coffee stain from your carpet, but it does the job. This trick is best for fresh coffee stains and needs to be white toothpaste. 

First, make sure that you have blotted up as much coffee as possible. Then, apply the toothpaste onto the stain, and rub it gently.

Toothpaste acts as an exfoliator and helps to break down the stain. Rinse and repeat this process as many times as necessary. Make sure that when you are done that you wash all of the toothpaste out of the carpet. 


Again, another surprising but effective method of removing coffee stains from your carpet. 

First, blot up as much of the coffee as possible. Pour some beer onto the stain and gently rub it into the carpet and allow it time to do its thing. 

If the stain is stubborn you may want to repeat this process a few times. 

We would also recommend using a carpet cleaner after you are done so that you can get the smell of beer out of your carpet. 

Vinegar And Liquid Dish Soap 

This is one of the most well-known and effective ways to naturally remove coffee stains from your carpet. It would also work to remove chocolate milk stains from your carpet, and is also a handy trick if you were wondering how to get rid of chocolate stains on your carpet

Mix one tablespoon of liquid dish soap and one tablespoon of white vinegar with two cups of warm water. 

Use a clean cloth to apply this mixture to the stain. Once the stain is completely covered, leave this mixture on for a few minutes. Then, use a cloth and some clean water to blot up the mixture and remove the stain. 

Baking Soda

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Baking soda is also effective in removing coffee stains from carpets. It can be used in two different ways. Firstly, you can sprinkle it on the stain after you have already cleaned it with your home remedy. Let it sit for a few hours, and then vacuum it up. 

And secondly, you can mix two tablespoons of baking soda and two tablespoons of water to form a paste. Apply this paste to the stain and let it dry. Once it is dry, sweep up the residue. 

If this doesn’t remove the stain entirely, repeat the process again. 

How To Remove Coffee Stains From A Car Carpet 

Car carpets are usually quite dark in color, so when you spill coffee on them, it’s not so much about getting the stain completely out of the carpet, because you won’t be able to see it so much, but more about getting the odor of coffee out too. 

The carpet cleaning chemical we recommend for this is our Pure O2 Powder with Citrus. This is a stain and odor remover that is made to target organic stains like coffee. 

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The Pure O2 Powder is blended with a citrus mixture that works brilliantly to counteract the smell of coffee and get milk odor out of carpets

This product is a brightening agent, but it is very unlikely that it will bleach your car carpets. But, it is always still good to test this on a small area first. 

Pure O2 Powder is an oxidizing agent, which is why it works so well on coffee stains. It would also be effective to remove turmeric from a carpet, as this is also an organic stain.

Step 1: Get Your Equipment Together

To remove coffee stains from your car carpet, you will need the following:

  • Pure O2 Powder with Citrus 
  • Hot water
  • A bucket
  • A subsurface tool, or a wet-dry vacuum cleaner

Step 2: Mix Your Pure O2 Powder With Water

Mix the Pure O2 Powder with hot water in an open bucket. It is very important that the bucket is open because the hot water is going to activate the product. This will cause it to bubble on you, which is why it must be in an open container.

The hotter the water, the better. This will cause higher activation of the product, which is what you want. Just make sure not to exceed a heat of 145 degrees Fahrenheit. 

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Step 3: Saturate The Carpet With The Mixture

You want to first make sure that the carpet is out of the car for this step. Place it on the sidewalk, or somewhere where it can get wet. 

Pour the mixture over the carpet, and let it sit for about 30 minutes so it can work on breaking down the stain.

Step 4: Use The Vacuum Over The Carpet

For the last step, you want to use your subsurface tool, or your wet-dry vacuum cleaner to extract the mixture from the carpet and help dry the carpet. 

Run the vacuum over the carpet for a few minutes until you have gotten out as much water as possible. The carpet may still be damp after this, so make sure that it is completely dry before putting it back into your car. 

The stain will be gone, and your carpet will be left smelling like fresh citrus. 


As you can see, there are multiple different ways and products that you can use to remove coffee stains from your carpet. 

This means you never have to worry about spilling coffee again, as you know there will definitely be an easy and effective way to get it out of your carpet. 

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