Charlie's Corner

September 26, 2019

How to Remove Coffee Stains, Hot Chocolate Stains

Fall is the perfect weather for warm and wonderful beverages, like coffee, hot chocolate, and a steaming cup of tea. But those beverages can surely be less than wonderful if they end up sloshed all over your clothing. Keep the warm and wonderful vibes going with these quick tips on how to remove coffee stains, hot chocolate stains and other fall beverage messes from your clothes.

Remove Coffee Stains and More 

Even though you may have a wide array of different fall beverages, there is a single solution designed to get them all out: Charlie’s Soap Pre-Spray Stain Remover. Here come the general instructions that can work to remove coffee stains, hot chocolate stains and sloshes from tea, mulled wine and spiced pumpkin chai.

  • Blot excess liquid off clothing.
  • Apply a spritz of eco-friendly Charlie’s Soap pre-spay onto the affected area ASAP.
  • Rub the pre-spray into the stain. Let sit for at least 30 minutes (or longer if you’re out of the house)
  • Wash the item as usual, using Charlie’s Soap laundry detergent for best results.
  • If stain is completely gone, dry as usual.
  • If stain still lingers, go on to round two.

Special Notes for Different Beverages

Coffee: If the coffee slosh has not yet seeped in enough to become a stain, you may be able to remove it from the fabric by rinsing cold water through the back of the stain.

Hot Chocolate: Make sure you blot the excess hot chocolate off the clothing very gently and carefully. Being too vigorous in your blotting can actually drive the stain more deeply into the garment.

Tea: Tea stains can come from spills, but they can also come from dropping the teabag on your clothing. Like coffee, a quick, cold-water rinse immediately after it happens may be enough to remove the mark before it turns into a stain.

Mulled Wine: Also called spiced wine, mulled wine typically contains a red wine base. The stain removal method outlined will work for both types of wine.

Spiced Pumpkin Chai: Chai is a spiced tea blend that, in this case, is spruced up with spices and pumpkin. Even the double-whammy of pumpkin stains and tea stains are likely to respond to Charlie’s Soap pre-spray and laundry detergent.

Remove Coffee Stains and More: Round Two

  • If the stain still lingers after the first round, repeat the spritz of pre-spray onto the garment, but use a little more.
  • Rub with a bit more vigor. Let sit for an extended period, even overnights.
  • Wash the item as usual, using double the amount of Charlie’s Soap detergent.

Remove Coffee Stains and More: Round Three

  • If the stain still lingers, soak the garment in a bucket filled with four doses of Charlie’s Soap laundry detergent mixed with water.
  • Cover the bucket and let sit overnight, or longer.
  • Dump the bucket contents into washer and run through the wash cycle. Do not add more detergent.

Remove Coffee Stains and More: The Final Cut (Literally)

If stain still lingers, it’s time to get a pair of scissors. We’ll even sell you a pair. You need them to cut the stain out of the clothing. Because if a stain is so far gone it won’t respond to Charlie’s Soap, cutting it out is the only thing that will remove it. Before you grab for the scissors, try the Pre-Spray Stain Remover yourself for FREE! (while supplies last).