How to Remove Coffee from Carpet


How to Remove Coffee from Carpet

Coffee spots can be tricky to remove, particularly when cream and/or sugar has been added. Many instant and decaffeinated coffees add dye to increase a look of richness, which makes removal from carpeting a bit more problematic.


Follow the methods below to tackle this difficult combination spot.



Solution #1: Matrix Coffee Stain Remover

  1. Clean the area normally.
  2. Pre-test carpet for colorfastness in an inconspicuous area.
  3. Apply Matrix Spot Out undiluted to spot. Tamp and blot with a nylon spotting brush and clean white spotting towel.
  4. Apply Matrix Coffee Stain Remover undiluted using a chemical-resistant sprayer fitted with a coarse spray nozzle or moisten the area using a clean white spotting towel. Allow to dry completely. Make a second application if necessary. (Each must be done on thoroughly dry carpet.)
  5. Rinse thoroughly with cold water once the stain has been removed.
  6. Blot excess moisture with a clean white towel.


Solution #2: Matrix Advanced Stain Remover (ASR)

  1. Clean the area normally.
  2. In a clear container, mix equal parts Matrix Advanced Stain Remover solution A and solution B.
  3. Apply mixture to stained area, evenly wetting the discolored fibers (a trigger sprayer works well for this application or the Matrix Dual Chamber Sprayer).
  4. Allow product to dwell on the stain. The stain may disappear immediately, or it may require up to 8 hours for the chemical reaction to reach completion, depending on the severity of the stain.
  5. Rinse the area with hot water extraction.


Warning: Always test materials for colorfastness, follow label directions, and never mix products unless specified in the label directions. Each situation reacts differently and results may vary.

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  1. Matrix® Coffee Stain Remover

    Coffee Stain Remover was specifically created to tackle the worst coffee stains. This ready-to-use spotter attacks both coffee and tea stains quickly and effectively for easy, fast removal.

    • Spotter just for coffee and tea spots
    • Will significantly lighten old, semi-permanent coffee stains
    • pH: 3.3–4.3
    • Safe for stain-resistant carpet
    • Ready to use

    Starting at: $14.89

  2. Matrix® Spot Out Spotter

    Spot Out is a water-based spotter that removes even the most stubborn oil- and water-based stains fast so you can get on with your cleaning. It's our most popular all-purpose carpet spotter because it works—FAST!

    • All-purpose spotter
    • Removes oil- and water-based spots
    • pH: 8.8
    • Safe for stain-resistant carpet
    • Ready to use

    Starting at: $6.19

  3. Prochem Coffee & Tannin Stain Remover
    Prochem Coffee & Tannin Stain Remover effectively removes stubborn tannin stains from carpet and wet cleanable upholstery. Not only does it work wonders on coffee, teas, cola, and tannin spots, it's also highly effective on many inks, dyes, berry stains, urine, and alkalines.
    • Tannin stain remover for wet cleanable fabrics
    • Great spotter for coffee, tea and colas
    • pH: 4.4
    • Safe for stain-resistant carpeting
    • Ready to use

    Starting at: $15.93

  4. SprayMaster Trigger Sprayer and Bottle, 32 oz

    The SprayMaster Sprayer offers a fully adjustable tip with 3.0 cc per stroke output. The 32-ounce bottle has a clear, graduated sight strip. Comes with a 5-year guarantee from the manufacturer.

    • Trigger and bottle complete
    • 32-ounce bottle
    • Clear graduated site strip
    • 5 year warranty
    • Made with chemically resistant materials
  5. Matrix® Advanced Stain Remover

    Advanced Stain Remover (ASR) is a 2-part stain removal solution that will work magic on most stains caused by coffee, urine, tea, and many other difficult-to-remove discolorations.

    • Alters stain chemically so it disappears
    • Eliminates coffee, urine, tea, and other discolorations
    • pH: 9.0 when mixed
    • Safe for stain-resistant carpet
    • Mix equal parts A and B solution

    Starting at: $17.25

  6. Chemspec® Browning Treatment & Coffee Stain Remover

    Chemspec Browning Treatment removes or reduces browning caused by coffee, tea, and over-wetting, and bleed through of jute backing. Effective for carpet but can be used safely on upholstery, too!

    • Removes coffee and tea stains
    • Removes browning from jute backing
    • pH: 3.3–4.3
    • Safe for stain-resistant carpet
    • Ready to use

    Starting at: $14.32

  7. PROXI Spray & Walk Away

    PROXI is an easy-to-use spot remover that gets rid of most difficult organic stains, both new and old. Blood, juice, red wine, pet stains, and more don't stand a chance against this professional-strength spot remover. Even some non-organic stains can't resist PROXI's power.

    • Safely removes most organic stains
    • No rubbing, scrubbing, blotting, or rinsing
    • pH: 7.75–8.15
    • Safe for stain-resistant carpet
    • Ready to use (no diluting)

    Starting at: $10.25

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