Remove coffee stains from clothes : If you spill coffee on clothes or fabric rule number one is to rinse with cool water. For just plain black coffee blot with cool water and or rinse. If you don’t have a chance to get to the stain quickly you may have some additional steps. Try blotting with mild detergent and rinsing with cool water. For coffee with milk or cream blot or pre-treat with enzyme based pre-spotter and launder. Always inspect the fabric before drying, drying in dryer will often set the coffee stain. Even if you don’t have time to try a second attempt at removing the stain allowing the fabric to air dry will give you another chance at removing the coffee stain stain later.