Coffee stain: mishap with an easy solution

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Coffee stain: mishap with an easy solution

You cannot deny us that, at least once in your life, coffee has been spilled on you. The later stain is definitely a headache and, to top it off, it never catches us close to home. At Café Hampei, we always want to offer you solutions to make your life easier and more fun, but always with coffee. Discover how to remove the annoying stain once and for all and, as if that were not enough, with totally natural ingredients.

Where does the coffee stain always fall?

Just as it always falls on us when we are away from home, it also happens that we find it where we least want it. The shirt before entering a meeting, mom’s wooden table, the carpet that receives your guests or the cabinet where you enjoy your favorite movie…these are always the least opportune places. But are there ways to remedy it in the short and long term?


If your stain is recent (just a few minutes):

  1. Choose a napkin or some absorbent material that allows you to remove the excess spilled coffee.
  2. Apply soap and water right away.
  3. Avoid spreading the stain by rubbing or brushing elsewhere.
  4. Rinse and let dry.

If your stain is a few hours old, try these tricks:

  1. Moisten the stain, taking care not to spread it more.
  2. Apply some of the natural products that we will show you below and let it rest between 10 and 15 minutes.
  3. Rinse with plenty of water and take your garment to the washing machine with the cycle you normally do.
  4. Repeat the process if there is still a lighter stain left.

Our Allies

White vinegar: A coffee stain can be easily removed with white vinegar and on very resistant materials such as cotton or other delicate materials such as silk. For the hardest apply the vinegar directly, while for the softest you will want to dilute them in a cup of water.

Salt and lemon: It is especially useful for clothes or white fabrics, since others can be affected by the acid of the lemon. Squeeze a whole lemon and mix it with a tablespoon of salt before applying it to the stain. Rub it carefully so as not to damage the fabric

Baking soda: It is always true that baking soda is good for everything, so your stain will also come out if you sprinkle enough on it. Baking soda works a little slower than other natural products, but it’s totally worth the wait.

Egg yolk: The most difficult thing is to separate the yolk from the white in the egg, but if you then mix it with a little water and apply it to your stain, you will see that in a few minutes it comes out very easily with a cloth or sponge. Don’t worry, there won’t be any traces of the egg either.

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Soft drinks: Soft drinks, soda, sparkling water or beer, have natural and artificial components so powerful that they are capable of removing even the deepest stain, including coffee.

Hydrogen peroxide: As a remover and as a bleach, you can apply hydrogen peroxide on coffee stains on white clothes. You can lean on an old toothbrush to remove the stain faster.

Some artificial tips: Salt mixed with soap is another help for coffee stains, as well as ice with water and alcohol. They are easy to find ingredients that do not require much of your time. Apply them in equal parts and one by one, until you find that your garment or furniture has returned to its original color. Baby wipes, although few know it, also absorb stains and moisture that your coffee may have left very well.


You know that at Café Hampei, in addition to bringing you an exquisite Arabic coffee, we love to let you know about the most striking curiosities about our favorite plant. Save this post and share it with friends that you know will be very useful. It never hurts to know some tricks so that coffee stains don’t ruin our day or our favorite clothes.

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