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If you’re like most coffee snobs, you have a favorite office mug or two which you fill and refill ad nauseum throughout the day. There’s a lot of variety in the designs on these mugs… some have a witty saying, some show a souvenir of a place you’ve been, or it’s company branded on the inside of these mugs though, tend to have a universal brownish smear. Yuck!  Fill that mug up again and get that stain hidden!

Luckily for you… coffee stains are EASY to remove.

Option 1 – Lemon

Lemon truly is an amazing fruit. It’s can be used as a natural disinfectant… and fortunately for us; it’s a powerful cleaner. You can use it to clean your coffee mug.  You need:

  • A lemon, quartered
  • A microfiber cloth
  • Water
  • Salt (possibly)
  1. Squeeze the lemon juice into the mug and cover the stains with the juice.
  2. Let this sit for 10 to 15 minutes.
  3. Wet down a microfiber cloth and rub the lemon juice into the stains.
  4. Rinse clean.
  5. Repeat as needed. If you’ve got really tough stains, you can sprinkle a little salt into the mug with the lemon juice before you rub with the cloth.

Option 2 – Baking Soda

Baking soda goes in toothpaste to whiten teeth; and in the wash to whiten clothes; and in your mug to rid of stains! You need:

  • 1 to 2 teaspoons of baking soda
  • Water
  • A microfiber cloth
  1. Pour some baking soda into your mug.
  2. Add a little water and make a paste.
  3. Spread the paste around the inside of the mug, making sure to coat stained areas.
  4. Scrub the paste into any spots that need to be with the cloth.
  5. Rinse the mug to remove all baking soda residue.
  6. Repeat until all stains have been removed.

Option 3 – Salt

This seasoning makes a great scouring agent and has many purposes, including removing stains from coffee mugs. You need:

  • 1 tablespoon of salt
  • Water
  • A cloth
  1. Wet the inside of the mug. Add salt.
  2. Use the microfiber cloth to scrub stains out of the mug.
  3. Rinse the mug clean with water.
  4. Repeat until your mug is free of stains.
  5. RINSE… no one likes salt in their coffee!!!