Blot the stain immediately with paper towels to absorb as much coffee as possible. Place one paper towel on one side of the cotton fabric and another on the other side, if possible. Press them together. Get new paper towels and repeat this with fresh ones until you've absorbed as much coffee from the cotton as you can.
Pour club soda or white vinegar on the coffee-stained area. Blot again, as you did before, with paper towels.
Launder with detergent that does not contain any soaps, and use warm water (check the fabric label).
Let the cotton item air dry. Check it when it has dried to see if any coffee staining remains. If so, launder it again according to the instructions in Step 3.
Things You Will Need
- Paper towels
- Club soda or white vinegar
- Laundry detergent
- Quick action for fresh coffee stains is important. If you don't have white vinegar or club soda on hand, just rinse the item as well as you can in cold water before laundering.
- Most fresh coffee stains should come out in the first wash, but older stains may take extra time.