How to get coffee stains out of jeans

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How to get coffee stains out of jeans
Coffee stains can be removed inexpensively (coffee in coffee image by Maria Brzostowska from

Coffee drinkers will likely run into a situation where they accidentally stain their clothing at some point--especially if they are in a morning rush. Though spilling coffee on dark-coloured clothing isn't usually cause for alarm, spilling it on jeans, particularly those with a light wash, can result in a slight panic. However, with a few household items, you can remove the coffee stains from your jeans.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Stain remover
  • Distilled white vinegar
  • Water
  • Sponge
  • Washcloth
  • Baking soda

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  1. 1

    Apply a stain remover to the areas on the jeans with coffee stains on them--you can purchase a stain remover from the laundry section of your local grocery store or supermarket. Follow the directions on the package to get the best results. This is effective for most coffee-stained jeans, even those that have set-in stains.

  2. 2

    Mix together a quart of cold water and one teaspoon of white distilled vinegar. Apply the mixture to the stained jeans with a clean sponge, and gently wipe away the stains. Launder the jeans immediately.

  3. 3

    Apply a scant amount of baking soda (approximately one tbsp) onto a wet, clean washcloth. Gently rub the baking soda-covered cloth onto the stained jeans. You may need to repeat this process if the stains are set-in or cover a large portion of the jeans.

Tips and warnings

  • Attempt to remove coffee stains from jeans as soon as possible--the longer the stains set, the harder it will be to remove them.

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