How to Get Rid of Coffee Stains on Tervis Tumblers

We all have a favourite mug or tumbler from which we love to drink coffee. But oftentimes, we leave our mug or tumbler uncleaned in the morning. As a result, it gets stains and starts dropping the beautiful and shiny look. Especially if you are using a transparent product, like the Tervis tumbler, then it will look disgusting with the stains. So, how to get rid of coffee stains on Tervis tumblers and other coffee mugs? Keep reading this piece of writing to find out how.

How to Get Rid of Coffee Stains on Tervis Tumblers

How to Get Rid of Coffee Stains on Tervis Tumblers

You will be amazed to know that there are several ways to remove the frustrating coffee stains from tumblers and mugs. Even, you can quickly get rid of the stains using the household items. Below, we will discuss some of the effective ways to get rid of the coffee stains from your Tervis tumblers and mugs.

Removing Stains with Baking Soda

Baking soda is one of the powerful whitening agents and a household item that you can use to remove the coffee stains from Tervis tumblers. Below, we described how to use baking soda to get rid of coffee stains on your Tervis tumblers.

Things you will need:

  1. Baking Soda (2 tablespoons)
  2. Microfiber cloth
  3. Water for cleaning

Here is how you will do it- at first – put the mentioned amount of baking soda in the bottom of your tumbler. Then add a few drops of water so that the soda and water form a paste. Now, using the microfiber cloth, rub the spots of stains with the paste in the tumbler. Then clean the whole tumbler using clean water. Repeat the entire procedure if you don’t acquire the expected result for the first time.  The stains should be removed after the second or third cycle.

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Removing Stain Using Lemon

Lemon is a wonderful fruit that can clean a variety of things with its acidic properties. You can also use it to remove stain from the Tervis tumbler. Here is how you will do it:

Items you will need for the procedure:

  • Quartered Lemon
  • Microfiber cloth
  • Water

The process is simple, take the lemon and squeeze the juices on the tumbler. Target the stained areas of the tumbler. Make sure that you covered the whole stain affected area. Leave the tumbler for ten to fifteen minutes at this condition. Now rub on the stain properly on the stain affected areas. Then clean the whole interior of the tumbler using freshwater. Repeat the procedure if required.

Getting Rid of Stains Using Vinegar

Vinegar is another useful household item that you can use to remove the stain from your Tervis tumbler. Here is how you should do it.

Things you will need for the procedure:

  • A cup of distilled white vinegar.
  • Oven mitts.
  • Woven safe bowl.

Take the vinegar in the bowl and put it in the woven. Then heat the solution for ninety seconds to two minutes. Take the pot off when it becomes hot. Remember to use the mitts as the hot bowl may burn your hands. Now put the hot mixture on the tumbler. Let this sit for a couple of hours (ideally 3 to 4 hours). You can also leave it for the whole night.

The stain should be removed after doing so. Remove the solution and clean the tumbler. You should end up with a shiny and stain-free tumbler. Repeat the process if the stain is not removed entirely at first. 

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Removing Stains with Salt

If you don’t have access to the abovet household items, then you use salt, which should be available at any kitchen. Here is how you will use salt to remove the stain from your tumbler.

You will need:

  • One tablespoon salt.
  • Microfiber cloth.
  • Water

At first, submerge the mug in fresh water to make it wet. Then put the salt on the stain affected areas. Now, scrub the tumbler using the microfiber cloth targeting the stain. Leave the mug in this condition for a while. Then rinse it using freshwater. Repeat the procedure if required.

Washing Tervis Tumblers with Commercial Items

Sometimes, the procedures mentioned above may not work to remove the stains. In such situations, you may use the commercial solutions available in the market. Such as, you can use the bleach water. It should be available at any super shop and related local -hops. It can show you an accurate performance than the household items. Here is how to get rid of coffee stains on Tervis tumbler using the bleach water.

Things you will need:

  • One tablespoon bleach.
  • Warm water.
  • Sponge

Take one gallon of lukewarm water on a large bowl and then add one tablespoon of bleach on the water. Submerge the tumbler on the water for a while. Then use the spoon to scrub on the stain. Then leave it again on the water-bleach mixture. Check whether the bleach is removed or not after a while. If the stain is not removed, then add some more bleach on the mixture and scrub the stain again. The stain should be cleared after doing so. 


As you see, getting rid of the coffee stain from your Tervis tumbler is not that hard. As per the available ingredients, you can use any of the mentioned methods above. All of the procedures are safe and shouldn’t cause any damage to the tumbler. However, we will still advise you to be cautious before applying the procedure, depending on the construction material of the tumbler.

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Jessica Alba

Jessica Alba is passionate about home improvement and design. As a child, she grew up helping her dad renovate their childhood home. Many of her skills came from this experience. Jessica loves DIY projects and sharing her passion for home design with others since she lives in Los Angeles.

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