Whether you're drinking coffee at home, in the car or at the office, a hurried or distracted sip will leave behind some of that beloved beverage on your clothing. Polyester, a synthetic fiber known for its versatility and durability, is a common clothing fabric. Removing coffee from polyester fabrics is something you can quickly do at home with the use of a few cleaning agents.
Blot the coffee stain with lukewarm water and a clean cloth. If the stain is small and fresh, this may be all you need to do. For more extensive stains, soak the stained area in a solution of 1/3 cup vinegar to 2/3 cup water.
Apply a pre-treating fluid or a small quantity of laundry detergent to the coffee stain.
Wash the garment in cool to warm water, or according to the directions on its care label.
Allow the garment to thoroughly air dry.
Check to see if any traces of coffee remain. If so, soak the stained area in a solution of oxygen bleach and water or add it to your next wash. Follow the directions on the product's packaging.