Caffenol ” Coffee as a Devolper”

There are community of people who use coffee as a developer. So I just had to try it for my self. You will still need a fixer though. I used Caffenol C. I was happily surprised with the outcome of the photos when doing this for the first time.

Caffenol
Caffenol film developer
Water 8 oz
Arm & Hammer Washing Soda 2 tsp (level)
Folger’s Coffee Crystals 4 tsp (slightly rounded, NOT decaf)

Mixing instructions: Mix soda until completely dissolved and solution is clear. Add coffee, mix until all grittiness is gone and solution is uniform, let stand 5-10 minutes until microbubbles clear. Use within 30 minutes.

Dilution: Use undiluted

Starting point development time: 30 mins

Notes: Gives imagewise stain and general (fog) stain.
Caffenol-C film developer
Water 8 oz
Arm & Hammer Washing Soda 2½ tsp (level)
Vitamin C powder ¼ tsp (level)
Folger’s Coffee Crystals 4 tsp (slightly rounded, NOT decaf)
Caffenol-C-M (+i) film developer
Water 500ml
Washing Soda 27g
Ascorbic Acid 8g
Coffee Crystals 20g
Iodine Salt 5g

Here are my first attempts at doing caffenol developing. I did the Caffenol C.

I used this formula.

6oz water

add 5tea spoon of instant coffee

add half teaspoon Vitamin C power(Ascorbic Acid)

6oz water

3 and half teaspoon of washing soda also called soda ash.Na2CO3
combine both..

Caffenol

developer 9min

fix 5min

Camera Olympus OM 1

http://www.rjmphotos.com/

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