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Hi David!
We have a new coffee maker which came with a poorly designed decanter. So now, every time my husband and I pour a cup of coffee, a little bit dribbles down the side of the pot and on to our countertop. This happens pretty much every day.

Do we need to be concerned about the coffee or anything else staining our granite counter top?

Thanks in advance!
Barbara

Barbara,
Good question. I’m sure you are not the only one.

Your granite countertop is extremely hard and durable, and should have been protected with with a sealant when installed. While coffee is mildly acidic, as long as you blot the dribbles up and give the area a quick rinse with water, you shouldn’t have any problems with stains or etching.

Acids in food and liquids are a threat to your countertops. Over time, they can wear through the protective sealant or at worse, etch the shape of the stain in the polished finish. So, just keep it clean and you’ll have nothing to worry about.

For a few more tips and do’s and don’ts, when it comes to stone counter top care, check out the AKB Stone Care page.

Sincerely,
David

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