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Cleaning Coffee Stains on Carpeting

A friend spilled a full cup of coffee all over our new carpeting. Naturally I told her it wasn't a problem, but now I'm trying to figure out what's the best way to get it out. The carpet combines various shades of light brown so the stain really stands out. We can't afford to call in a professional. Is there a way to clean up the coffee stain?

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