- Step 1: Blot up coffee Use a cloth or two to blot up as much of the coffee as you can. Remember: Blot, don't rub.
- TIP: It's easier to get rid of the spot if you act as soon as possible—preferably while it's still wet.
- Step 2: Mix solution Mix the warm water, dishwashing liquid, and vinegar in a bowl.
- TIP: It's best to test a small, inconspicuous area of your carpet first to make sure that the cleaning solution won't cause any discoloration.
- Step 3: Wipe stain Dampen a cloth in the solution, then wipe the stain a little at a time.
- Step 4: Blot stain Blot the stain with a dry cloth.
- Step 5: Continue until gone Continue wiping the stain with the solution and then blotting it with a clean cloth until the stain disappears.
- TIP: If the stain still persists you can sponge it with dry-cleaning solvent, following directions on the product.
- Step 6: Sponge area Dampen another cloth in some cold water and use it to sponge the area you've been working on.
- Step 7: Blot area dry Blot the area dry a final time, smile, and treat yourself to another cuppa joe.
- FACT: A French naval officer brought the first coffee plant across the ocean to the Americas in 1720, sharing his ration of water to keep it alive.
You Will Need
- Some clean white cloths
- A bowl
- 2.0 c warm water
- 1.0 tbsp dishwashing liquid
- 1.0 tbsp white vinegar
- And some cold water
- Dry-cleaning solvent (optional)