How To Get Rid Of Coffee Stains
In Cups?

As you savor the final sip of coffee, an unsightly ring appears on your favorite mug…

While that beverage was undoubtedly delicious, the tannins that impart the flavor to coffee can leave unsightly stains behind, your favorite hot beverage can become a foe.

When coffee vaporizes, the particles remain stationary on the spill's perimeter. Because the particles remain stationary rather than moving inward as the volume of coffee decreases, the stain's perimeter remains intact, forming a ring.

Depending on the mug's material and how long the stain has set, some of these coffee stains are easily removed, others such as stainless steel or stoneware, require special consideration and a little more effort.

While white is a popular choice for dishes, it can amplify the appearance of stains, and the pristine color may leave you wondering how to remove coffee stains from white mugs.

Use one of these simple methods below to remove coffee stains from mugs.

  • All that is required is some baking soda. Scrub the bottom of your stained cup with a pinch of baking soda and just enough water to form a paste. The baking soda's gentle abrasion removes stains in a matter of minutes.

  • Citrus lemons are useful for more than baking and cold beverages; they can also be used to clean a variety of household surfaces. Rub the lemon juice into the coffee stains using a dampened microfibre cloth. Once you're satisfied that the stains have been removed, rinse the cup thoroughly with cold water.

  • Sprinkle a pinch of salt onto a sponge, dampen it, and gently rub at coffee stains on mugs or countertops.

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By: Douglas

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