I'm not a chemist. I was wondering if we could add instant coffee to xtol or another non-staining developer of choice to make it a caffenol-blend.
I mixed up some coffee with developer the other day to try an 8x10 in. After I turned out the lights, I accidentally slipped the 8x10 sheet of film into the fixer instead of the prewash water. End of that opportunity.
I'm not sure what 35mm film the OP is using, but I think 35mm tmy2 works great with PMK without being grainy.
No, with coffee what you would get would be an overall stain. What you want is a stain that is proportional to the amount of developed silver.
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