How to Remove Coffee Stains from Jeans

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Coffee is a popular beverage enjoyed by many people around the world. However, spills and drips can occur when you’re sipping on your favorite brew, and these spills can leave unsightly stains on your jeans. 

Coffee stains are particularly challenging to remove from jeans because the fabric tends to absorb the liquid quickly, making it difficult to get rid of the stain entirely. 

In this article, we’ll provide you with expert tips and tricks for removing coffee stains from jeans.

Let’s begin.

Causes of coffee stains on jeans

The main reason coffee stains are so prevalent on jeans is that the fabric tends to absorb liquids quickly. Additionally, coffee contains tannins, which can leave a brownish stain on fabrics. The type of coffee also matters. For example, iced coffee can leave a more significant stain than regular coffee because it’s cold and takes longer to dry.

Does coffee stain come out of jeans?

Yes, coffee stains can be removed from jeans, but it’s important to act quickly and use the right techniques and products to ensure success. Coffee stains can be challenging to remove because the fabric of jeans tends to absorb liquids quickly, making it difficult to get rid of the stain entirely.

Steps for removing coffee stains from jeans:

Step 1: Act quickly. The key to removing coffee stains from jeans is to act quickly. The longer you wait, the more challenging it will be to remove the stain. If possible, try to remove the stain while it’s still wet.

Step 2: Blot the stain. Using a clean cloth or paper towel, blot the stain gently. Avoid rubbing the coffee stain, as this can cause it to spread.

Step 3: Apply a stain remover. Apply a stain remover directly to the stain and let it sit for a few minutes. Follow the instructions on the product carefully and avoid using too much.

Step 4: Wash the jeans. Wash the jeans in cold water with a laundry detergent that’s specifically designed for removing stains. Avoid using hot water, as this can set the stain and make it more difficult to remove.

Step 5: Check for the stain. After washing, check to see if the stain has been removed or not. If not, then repeat the above steps until the stain is gone.

Alternative solutions for coffee-stained jeans

If you’re unable to remove the coffee stain using the above steps, there are other DIY solutions you can try. 

  1. Vinegar and Baking Soda Solution: Mix one tablespoon of baking soda with one tablespoon of white vinegar to create a paste. Apply the paste to the coffee stain on your jeans and let it sit for about 15 minutes. Afterward, use a clean cloth to scrub the stain gently. Rinse with cold water and repeat the process if needed.
  2. Salt Solution: Mix two tablespoons of salt with one cup of cold water. Soak the stained area of the jeans in the solution for about an hour. Afterward, rinse the jeans with cold water and wash them as usual.
  3. Lemon Juice Solution: Mix equal parts of lemon juice and water to create a solution. Apply the solution to the coffee stain on your jeans and let it sit for about 15 minutes. Afterward, use a clean cloth to scrub the stain gently. Rinse with cold water and repeat the process if necessary.

It’s important to note that these DIY solutions may not work as effectively as commercial stain removers designed specifically for coffee stains. 

Additionally, different types of jeans may require different methods of stain removal, and some stains may be more stubborn than others. 

If you’re unsure about which cleaning solution to use or if the stain is particularly challenging to remove, it’s always a good idea to consult a professional cleaner.

Hide or dye the coffee stains

Another option is to hide the stain with accessories such as a belt or scarf. Another option is to dye the jeans to cover up the stain. However, keep in mind that dyeing can be risky, and you’ll need to be careful to match the color of the dye to the rest of the jeans.


Coffee stains on jeans can be frustrating, but with the right tools and techniques, you can remove them easily. 

Remember to act quickly, blot the stain gently, and use a stain remover that’s designed specifically for removing coffee stains. 

If all else fails, try hiding the stain with accessories or dyeing the jeans. With these tips, you can keep your jeans looking fresh and clean, even if you spill your coffee.

Does your go-to coffee mug have coffee stains? Read Clean Cups in a Jiffy: How to Remove Coffee Stains.  

Thanks for reading.

-Baking Soda Guy

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