Coffee beans contain pigment and natural oils that, over time, cause brown stains to build up in your coffee cups. Left in the cups, these unsightly stains affect the taste of your coffee in addition to the appearance of your cups. While commercial products are available to remove coffee stains from cups, natural remedies accomplish the same task without the chemicals and expense. Once clean, regular maintenance will prevent the coffee stains from building up again.
Things You'll Need
- 3 tbsp. baking soda
- 3 tbsp. cream of tartar
- Nylon mesh scrubber
- 1 tbsp. table salt
- 1 tbsp. white vinegar
- Kitchen towel
Fill your dishpan halfway with warm water. Stir in 3 tbsp. baking soda and 3 tbsp. cream of tartar. Place the stained coffee cups in the baking soda solution and allow them to soak for 20 minutes.
Dampen a nylon mesh scrubber in the baking soda solution. Use the mild abrasive solution to scrub out the stains inside your coffee cups.
Mix 1 tbsp. each of table salt and white vinegar in a bowl. Smear some of the paste onto your mesh scrubber and scrub persistent stains inside your coffee cups with the salty solution. Rinse with water to remove the salt solution.
Dry your clean coffee cups with a clean kitchen towel.