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    FS -- JUST ROASTED = STORM OF 2013 ROAST COFFEE FOR CAFFENOL C

    maybe you have read what i have to say about sumatranol
    maybe you have seen the recipe in the caffenol cookbook
    maybe you have seen my work in the apug gallery or other places ...

    i sell the beans used to make my caffenol developer.

    6$ / lb "photographer's roast" i just roasted it.
    shipping is extra ...


    how do you make the developer ?
    its pretty easy ..
    brew a pot of coffee with these beans
    then let it cool
    add your sodium carbonate ( washing soda ) ( maybe 4oz? )
    add your vit. c ( mabye 2 oz ? )

    if you have any spent print developer stick that in too ( a "splash" )
    its all good ....

    i don't usually measure my washing soda or vit c ...
    i make 1L at a time ... a LB of coffee is about 750cc x 4 of coffee developer ... ( 10 cups = 11 scoops = 22 tablespoons )

    re-use over and over and over again and get great results ... no replenishment needed...
    ( i am using a batch made in november for prints and film ... ( same batch )

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    is it a dark or light roast? how many cracks?

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    Please forgive me for not being in the know, but is the really true, or is this a joke? Can you really process film and paper in coffee (with the added ingredients listed)? If so, then this is amazing -

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbrianfoto View Post
    Please forgive me for not being in the know, but is the really true, or is this a joke? Can you really process film and paper in coffee (with the added ingredients listed)? If so, then this is amazing -
    Yes you can. The caffeic acid in the coffee develops the film, and the sodium carbonate accelerates the development. The Vitamin C is in there to act as a second developer, shortening developing times and preventing excess staining.
    "Panic not my child, the Great Yellow Father has your hand"--Larry Dressler

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    Quote Originally Posted by horacekenneth View Post
    is it a dark or light roast? how many cracks?
    hi

    the beans cracked 2 times. there are some that are lighter than others because they have
    different amounts of moisture ( they aren't "recent" beans ) ... they aren't for drinking but for processing + printing


    jbrianfoto

    no joke, its the real-deal
    i've been using these particular beans roasted like the ones i am selling
    since dec 2010. i add a splash ( maybe 10-15cc ) of ansco 130 into it ...
    and haven't used anything else to process my film. i have had clients ask me
    to process their film in it too !
    its that good

    have fun !
    john

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    I don't need any because I too roast my own coffee. I think you are roasting robusta beans, so I'm not 100% sure this applies, but in general coffees from Indonesia end up with an "uneven" look, mottled and with variation between beans, even when roasted perfectly. This is one reason why Sumatran coffees are often commercially over-roasted and lose a lot of their character. I usually roast them just a little into "2nd crack", and they don't look anywhere near as dark as other kinds of coffee roasted to the same level.

    P.S. I love all the different explorations you do with coating and paper negatives and coffee and different processes. I'm always happy to see something new and interesting in the gallery from you!

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    thanks nedL

    yesiree ! they are robusta beans, not that arabaca stuff

    thanks for the info on the spotty roast i am doing.
    i didn't know it was characteristic of sumatran coffee in general.
    to be honest, i just thought it was me and my wok

    i tend to have an espresso cup of my developer coffee before i mix in
    the other stuff to see what i am missing .. it has a full body, i'll give it that
    and thanks for the kind words about my work, i like wandering off the main trail i never know
    where i'll end up

    john

    ps. if you want GREEN sumatran robusta i can sell those to you too ! nice and cheap >grin<

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    through march, if you buy this coffee, i will donate 20% to APUG

    THANKS APUG, THANKS SEAN

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    just roasted another half pound
    and it's PERFECT for caffenol !

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    i brewed some of my beans up last night,
    and as i waited, i made some greek/armenian/turkish coffee with it
    a teensy bit of sugar in the jezvah some water, it boiled 3 times
    and i drank it.

    it was 1am and tasted delicious !

    i'm still making developer from the rest

    i will post negatives when they are finished processing
    ( tri x 400 being processed in this coffee as i type this )
    just to show i'm not fooling ...
    Last edited by jnanian; 02-25-2013 at 11:09 AM. Click to view previous post history.

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