An Easy Method On How To Get Coffee Out Of Car Seat

Last Updated on December 15, 2021 by John Moretti

Many people love their morning cup of coffee so much that they would risk being late for work or whatever they are required to do that morning to ensure they have a cup of Joe. The severe dependence on coffee that many humans have may result in them being rushed and spilling their coffee all over the car, which may leave a stain and lasting smell.

There are ways to remove coffee from car seats. You can blot the spot where you have spilled the coffee with a damp cloth to absorb some of the coffee. Once you have removed most of the liquid from the seat, you can use a store-bought stain remover or try a combination of baking soda and vinegar. 

Nothing as horrible as the smell of stale coffee lingering in your car reminds you of your awkward moments. Although perhaps having a coffee stain on your car seat, which looks slightly questionable, and needing to give a new friend or acquaintance a ride could also be an embarrassing situation to be in, luckily, there are ways to avoid this.

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How To Get Coffee Out Of A Car Seat

The best way to get coffee out of your car’s seat is to treat it immediately; the longer you wait, the worse it gets, and the more complex the stain will become to remove. If you are prone to messing or are known as being clumsy, it may be prudent to keep paper towels and wet wipes in the car to help minimize the risk of lingering odors or stains.

The first step if you have messed coffee is to blot the spot out with either a damp cloth, paper towel, or an old t-shirt you have lying around in the back seat of your car. The aim of doing this is to remove as much of the liquid as possible. You would do this by placing the rag over the spot where one messed and keeping some pressure on it.

When one keeps pressure on it, some of the liquid transfers from the car seat into the rag; you may want to repeat this process a couple of times to remove as much liquid as you can. If only a tiny amount of coffee was messed, this might be an effective way to remove or even prevent a coffee stain from forming in your car.

You may want to leave the car’s windows open for a while or crank the ac to help dry the spot where you spilled some coffee. If this process did not prevent a coffee stain from forming on your car seat, there are ways around this. There are some products that you can purchase which are very effective in removing stains.

Alternatively, there are some home remedies one could also use to remove the stain. If you regularly spill coffee in your car, it may be wise to invest in a store-bought stain and odor remover to keep in the car so that when accidents happen, you can sort it out with no stress. One of the worst things about spilled coffee on upholstery is the smell.

Usually, we love the smell of coffee, but after a few days left untreated, a coffee stain in your car could smell horrible. The smell of stale coffee is not pleasant and may become more challenging to get out of your car the longer you take to do something about it. It would be best to open the car windows as soon as the spill happened.

Home Remedies To Remove Coffee Stains From A Car Seat

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Coffee stains and most stains tend to happen at the most in importune moments, and one does not always have access to the store-bought stain removers or a set of paper towels. There are some options one has in these situations as well. One of these options is a mixture that some car cleaning companies recommend.

You would combine one-third of vinegar with two parts of water and add a dash of dish soap to the mix. You add this mixture to the stain and blot with a rag or anything made out of a cotton-type fabric that you can find. You may want to rub a little bit while you are applying this mixture to the affected area. 

After applying this mixture to the stain and blotted and rubbing the stain, you would need to rinse the area. You do this by adding some water to the stain, not too much though you don’t want to add the smell of a car seat that hasn’t dried into the mix. You can try either a rag or a paper towel again, preferably a different one, to press down on the stain.

You would be pressing down on the stain after adding some water to the area to rinse the stain, and you can then check on the rag or paper towel if there is still coffee residue remaining on it. Keep repeating the process of rinsing and following with a rag until no coffee residue appears on the rag any longer.

Lastly, you would need to dry the seat again. One of the easiest ways to do this is to use a hairdryer. Using a hairdryer is fast and effective, although one may not always have access to a hairdryer when a spill occurs. The next best thing is to leave the car’s windows open, which may not be the safest option, so perhaps blasting the ac would be better.


As frustrating as spilling coffee on your car’s seat is, it is not the end of the world. It may be quite an inconvenience that, as we know, would happen at the absolute worst time, but leaving the coffee spill to take care of later may leave a horrible stain on your car seat, not to mention a lingering odor that no one would enjoy.

There are many ways to remove coffee spills, stains, and odors from your car’s seat. There are store-bought stain and odor removers one could use and some home remedies one could try as well. You would need to do no matter what product you use to use a cloth or rag to get most of the liquid from the seat.