Nothing starts the day faster when you need a quick wake-up call like a nice hot cup of coffee. Unfortunately, because you are half asleep it is very easy for you to spill the cup onto your carpet. Now, instead of freaking out you just need to learn a little bit about what your options are for how to clean coffee from carpet. By following a simple set of steps figuring out how to get coffee out of a carpet flooring is really very simple.
The key to getting coffee from carpet is to start the process right after you spill it. Grab some paper towels or a regular towel and soak up as much of the coffee as possible. You are going to want to do this as fast as you can because time is essential. Keep in mind, you are blotting/dabbing up the spilled coffee. While your instincts may want to rub the carpet with your paper towels, that is actually going to make the problem worse.
Next, you are going to want to spray lukewarm water on the stain. The goal is to lightly dampen the stain. This is because you do not want to give the coffee a chance to dry. You will need non-bleaching detergent (or carpet shampoo) and warm water. You just need to mix the water and the cleaner into the bowl. Acquire a clean cloth and soak it in the cleaning solution. Then, you need to lay the cloth on top of the stain. Use a spoon to gently massage the cloth. You are going to want to make sure you start on the outside of the cloth and work your way in. This is going to stop the stain from getting bigger.
Lift the cloth off of the stain on your carpet and dampen the stain with warm water. Use paper towels or a clean cloth to dry up the extra water. Just make sure you are not rubbing the carpet during any of these steps or it will make the stain bigger. When you are rubbing you are actually pushing the stain into the carpet instead of pulling it out.
Depending on what kind of cleaning products you use, it would be a good idea to put on some rubber gloves in order to protect your hands. Even with gloves, you should still make sure you wash your hands when you are finished getting the coffee from your carpet.