If you’re lucky enough to catch the spill when it’s fresh, place a paper towel on the inside and outside of the garment and press out as much moisture as possible. Cold water can be used to flush heavy coffee spills but avoid hot water that will set the stain. Wait until you are able to remove the garment before using a stain treatment.
For stains that you notice after your morning cup, soak the garment in cold water for at least 15 minutes.In both cases you’ll want to wash the garment as soon as possible. Before washing pretreat the stain using a stain fighter that does not contain bleach such as Motsenbocker’s Lift Off Food, Drink, and Pet Stain Remover. Lift Off is specially formulated to attract the sugar and protein molecules in the coffee while eliminating the natural dyes. This non-bleaching formula completely removes the stain without damaging the fabric.