shutterbug: Coffee, Tea, Or Vitamin CPhotography: shutterbug: Coffee, Tea, Or Vitamin C
Very cool article on how to develop B&W film without using the rather nasty chemicals. Use cofee instead!
...here’s a recipe for making a half pint of developer, enough to process a roll of 35mm film in a typical developing tank.
8 oz of water
4 teaspoons of instant coffee crystals
2 teaspoons of washing soda
Stir the ingredients until uniform, then develop film for 25 minutes, agitating every 30 seconds.
read the whole thing for more interesting tips.
ps. I knew people used tea for toning, but was not aware you could replace the whole development process with cofee and soda.