Here’s another helpful step-by-step guide teaching how to develop B&W film (in this case it’s Agfa APX 100) using powered coffee and vitamin C (AKA “caffenol“). You can also download a text version of the process here.
(via Hack a Day)
LOVE this! Now I can save money by not paying the CVS to develop it at $5 per role FOR me. :)
As long as you’re buying a developing tank, measuring beakers, etc, you should try some film developers too (D-76, HC-110, and what have you) – don’t limit yourself to coffee, although it is pretty cool!
Coffee will result in a brown tint. So your call if you want all your photos to come out with a brownish tint.
I gotta try this the hipster way using hand drip Guatemala freshly roasted beans!
The negs looked normal, there’s no reason that your prints would be brownish. Looks like they made them “sepia” after they scanned them.
I sometimes add coffee to my dev tank to add a sepia tint. Unless you’re trying to tell me all this time what i’m seeing is wrong.
For recipes you can have a look here:
On many films you will not have brown tint, the negatives will just come out normal. However if you use it as a paper developer, the paper may get a brown tint.
Perhaps you can explain your process in detail? After rinsing and fixing, your negatives are still brown and therefore produce brown prints or brown scans?
Only the finest single origin Kenyan beans for my negs!
Really cool but I think I’ll pop down the shops and buy a bottle of Paterson developer. I can drink a coffee during the time I save on the developing process…..