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How to remove coffee stains?

By Charles Hopkins Published 08/8/2006 | Food & Drink

Hello! All coffee aficionados whats that awful part of your drink that makes you down, though you are stupendously loyal to your addiction? Those bad stains of course, once a drop spits on your shirt, your tie, your trousers, your skirt. Oh the carpet and the bed sheets!

Now you cant leave your love. You cant give up coffee. And if coffee is there, coffee stains will remain. You cant enjoy the body and remove its shadow. You are going to become awesomely cautious while taking a sip so that not a single drop can split? Try it but accidents dont carry premonitions.

Your utmost carefulness and cautiousness can even get challenged if your son all of a sudden flies around with his new toy, the jet plane and gives you the slightest jerk when you are just about to brink the cup to your lips. All cautiousness drains down on your white cotton shirt. What will you do then?

If you are coffee lover, you must know the ways to remove its stains also. Every time you just cant waste money on professional cleaners at laundries. For fine fabrics and costly garments, you might need the help of professional cleaners but for daily wears, office wears, you cant really depend on them. Here are some easy techniques you can follow to remove coffee stains.

Those who are more prone to having black coffee, then you all must have faced the difficulty in removing its stains. The first and foremost thing you should do is use a mild detergent on the area where the stains has caught and rub it gently. Gradually you will find that the stain gets blotted. If this works out then you are quickly relieved of further harassments.

Coffee stain takes a longer time to get discolored. The progress is at a slower rate. Sometimes detergents fail and then the trouble gets doubled for you. In that case you have to prepare a vinegar solution and apply it on the stained area. The vinegar-water proportion has to be 1:3, which means in a cup one third parts has to be white vinegar and two third parts have to be water. This solution has to be applied on the stained area along with lukewarm water. After gentle rinse for sometime the stain starts getting faded. When the cloth is put to get dry, you can see that the stained area has got blotted.

Now for the black coffee these homely stuffs helped you out. But if you are fond of coffee with creams and sweeteners, your problem magnifies. Its not that easy like using detergent or vinegar solution and rinsing the stains well off. For removing creamy topping of coffee stains, you require some special chemicals that are available in the market.

You can use an enzymatic detergent solution based for laundry work. The instructions of their usage are elaborately given on the packet or in a separate sheet within the packet. Follow those instructions verbatim. You will definitely get good results. But dont forget to rinse that area of the cloth with lukewarm water because sometimes slight traces of additional sugars remain and with time they turn brownish on that part of the cloth.

These tips are a million dollar worth. They sound simple once known and truly helpful when applied. Enjoy your coffee whenever you drink, keep your senses open because that helps to keep away stains. But if you are carried away with the flavor of your drink there is no problem. Because now you know the ways of removing coffee stains. So dont strain your nerves when you really are relaxing on a coffee sip.