How to remove stubborn coffee stains from your cups

If the bottom of your mugs look anything like mine then you must be a coffee addict – those stubborn
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If the bottom of your mugs look anything like mine then you must be a coffee addict – those stubborn brown stains prove it!

That ugly residue builds up quickly and even the toughest elbow grease is no match. Luckily, we’ve found a quick, cheap and chemical-free remedy. All you will need for this is some baking soda.

Removing stains with baking soda:

  1. Sprinkle a small amount of baking soda onto the bottom of your cup
  2. Add just enough water to form a paste
  3. Lightly scrub with a sponge or cloth

The gentle abrasion of baking soda scrubs away stains in a matter of minutes! If you have some brown residue on your coffee mugs try adding baking soda to your cleaning routine and see how it works.

If you don’t have baking soda handy another trick is to use the vinegar and salt method.

Removing stains with vinegar and salt:

  1. Wet the inside of the mug with white vinegar
  2. Add a small amount of regular table salt to the cup
  3. Lightly scrub with a sponge or cloth

Salt works as a mild abrasive, similar to baking soda, and is very effective in lifting stains without causing damage.

Removing stains with vinegar and hot water:

  1. Fill your cup half way with hot water
  2. Fill the remaining capacity with white vinegar
  3. Let this sit for about 10 minutes
  4. Pour the vinegar water out and wipe the cup over with a sponge
  5. Rinse, dry and enjoy your next beverage

Have you tried any of these methods? Tell us how it went.

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