Digitaltruth Photo becomes exclusive U.S. Distributor for Labeauratoire’s Caffenol Concoction.


Labeauratoire’s Caffenol Concoction is ready to go!

And now U.S. Customers can get it more quickly from:


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Labeauratoire's Caffenol Concoction

works on prints too!*

Yes, it’s true! You can develop B&W film with a careful combination of natural, household substances. Our not-so-secret recipe contains a special blend of different bottom-shelf instant coffees, washing powder, vitamin c powder, and natural sea salt. Labeauratoire’s new Caffenol Concoction has been refined over years of experimentation and tested on dozens of different films with spectacularly unique results! Now we’re making it available for you to try yourself!

FILM: Eastman Cinematic Plus-X 5231 (expired 2004)

The concept of “caffenol” is not new. It’s been around for quite a while now and there are many different recipes out there. You might even want to try making your own. But if you’d like to use our tried & tested formula, I’ve carefully measured and packaged the two commonly used sizes for developing tanks: 600ml or 1000ml.

Each packet comes with complete instructions for developing your own film at home. (Or you can read directions on our website here.) Our Caffenol Concoction may not be the finest quality film developer you can buy. Consider it the Volkswagen Bus when compaired to the Rolls Royce of other developers like Rodinal or Diafine. But many people are enjoying the quirky results from this natural alternative process.

Perutz Perpantic 17 from 1956 developed in Labeauratoire’s Caffenol Concoction.

You can see hundreds of example photos from film developed in our Caffenol Concoction here:


Check out the fine grain achieved with this developer. My scanner can’t even cope with it!

FILM: Eastman High Contrast Pan Intermediate Film SO-331 (expired 2003)

And here is a list of just some of the other film’s I have developed successfully using this method: Ilford HP5, Ilford Mark V, Ilford 3200 Pro, PolyPan F, Bergger BRF-200 , Fuji NeoPan 400, Kodak Panatomic-X, Kodak T-Max 400, Kodak T-Max 3200, Kodak Tri-x, Kodak Plus-X, Kodak Kodalith, Eastman Double-X, Eastman High Contrast Pan 5369, Eastman Super-XX Nitrate Film, Eastman FGSR5375 Fine Grain Movie Film, Eastman High Contrast SO-331, Tasma 64, ORWO NP30, ORWO NP20, ORWO NP22, ORWO NP55, ORWO NP27, ORWO Pan 100, ORWO Pan 400, ORWO MA8, ORWO PC7, ORWO N74, ORWO UN54, AGFA Pan 25, AGFA APX 400, Forte Pan 400, Lucky SHD 400, Perutz Perpantic 17, Macophot 400, Vari-X VariCath, FomaPan 200, FomaPan T800,

and most excitingly, Labeauratoire’s own BLACKOUT B&W Transparency Film – see this photo below.

BLACKOUT B&W Transparency film developed in Labeauratoire’s Caffenol Concoction.

YES!!! – You can have naturally sepia-tinted B&W Slides! Using our BLACKOUT Super Slow, Ultra High Contrast Transparency Film with our Caffenol Concoction, you’ll get a rich brown tone without any digital king-fu. It’s like Scala and Kodalith had a baby and called it BLACKOUT! You can see more examples from this unique film here:

*You can also use our Caffenol Concoction as a paper developer.

CLICK HERE to see tips on developing paper.

I’ll be doing a whole separate post on printing with Caffenol Concoction soon.

Anyway, I know you’ll enjoy experimenting with this exciting developer. Please let me know if you have any questions.

I’m “LANCEPHOTO” on Flickr or you can eMail me LANCE [at] LANCEPHOTO.COM

And don’t forget!

now U.S. Customers can get it more quickly from:


click their logo above to visit their site, or go to:

Happy Shooting!!



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One response to “Digitaltruth Photo becomes exclusive U.S. Distributor for Labeauratoire’s Caffenol Concoction.

  • Jajo

    Sometimes, I wonder why you’re not asking Kodak to redesign their packagings. I mean, really, before reading, I thought your film sticker was the original and I told myself that if I saw such a well designed film in a shop, whatever it would be, I’d buy it ! (especially the Eastman 5360 and the Kodalith)

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