Caffenol

Caffenol film developer

Water8 oz
Arm & Hammer Washing Soda2 tsp (level)
Folger's Coffee Crystals (not decaf)4 tsp (slightly rounded)

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 Black film developer

Water1 Liter
Soluble cheap coffee (not decaf)20g
Washing Soda (Sodium Carbonate)5g

Mixing instructions: Mix coffee in 1/2 liter water until it has no grain. Add soda, mix until all grittiness is gone and solution is uniform. Complete with water to make 1 Liter. Wait no more than 5 minutes until microbubbles clear. Use immediately.

Dilution: Use undiluted

Starting point development time: 60 mins

Notes: Use one-shot only. Gives no stain, no fog and small grain.

Thanks to Henrique Sousa for providing this recipe. Henrique recommends the use of Caffenol Black instead of the Caffenol recipe shown above for improved results.


Caffenol-C film developer

Water8 oz
Arm & Hammer Washing Soda2½ tsp (level)
Vitamin C powder¼ tsp (level)
Folger's Coffee Crystals4 tsp (slightly rounded, NOT decaf)

Caffenol-C-M (+i) film developer

Water500ml
Washing Soda27g
Ascorbic Acid8g
Coffee Crystals20g
Iodine Salt5g

Recipes for Caffenol-C-M, Caffenol-C-H, & Caffenol-C-L can be found at:

http://caffenol.blogspot.com/ [Direct Link]