Sunday, September 4, 2016

Coffee processing -or- An actual use for instant coffee

I have always wanted to develop film using homemade developer. This is my first attempt. This photo is developed using cafenol, a recipe that uses coffee, vitamin c, and washing soda! The camera used is a Golden Half, a cool little Chinese camera by Superheadz. It takes half frame pictures. The film used was expired Fuji Superia 400 color film. The coffee processing works with both color and black and white, but the result is black and white. I scanned and doctored the negative and printed it black and white. This process, using expired color film with coffee processing, yields mixed results but is very fun.


  1. I love these coffee processed photos! How did you come up with that?

    1. Actually the process was invented in 1995, but it has since become more popular. I felt it fit my style and subject matter well. I also feel more free to spray the developer on, brush it on, and even rub it on with my fingers! Lots of fun!