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Dangerous Grounds is a travel show extraordinaire, part treasure hunt and part extreme sport. Todd Carmichael, coffee expert, travels the world hunting for the perfect coffee bean. The world is filled with coffee opportunities and the show goes everywhere to find what's needed. Carmichael travels to such exotic locations as Haiti, Bolivia, Vietnam, and India to find the best of the best. Todd works for different clients, hired to find the impossible. From a picky French chef demanding the perfect coffee from Mexico to buyers wanting the most exotic bean from Nepal, Dangerous Grounds goes to extremes to find the most unique beans.

With big money there are always big dangers, and the quest for coffee is no different. Breaking through the roughest terrain, Carmichael has to ford rivers and face hostile wildlife to procure what is desired. There are dangerous people as well as dangerous animals lurking for the unwary traveler. In many places, coffee is big business and there are people who take offense to the hands-on approach of a foreign buyer.

Tuesday 9:00 PM et/pt on Travel Channel
2 Seasons, 16 Episodes
November 5, 2012
Action & Adventure, Family, Travel
8.0/10
Cast: Todd Carmichael
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Dangerous Grounds Full Episode Guide

  • With the upcoming release of a coffee-infused rum to the public, Todd's half-million-dollar investment hinges on a rare aged coffee in India. During his search, he encounters a secret society and a shadowy figure called The German.

  • Todd seeks a special Tanzanian coffee while dealing with the possibility of dangerous wildlife as well as poachers in the area.

  • Todd encounters a kingpin during his mission in Guatemala to source a coffee for a revolutionary brewing machine in Boston.

  • When militants burn a school Todd helped build, he must enter a blood contract.

  • An encounter with Mario Batali in Rome sends Todd Carmichael deep into the Amazon, where he dodges gunmen and seeks help from the local resistance to locate a key ingredient that will persuade Mario to brand a killer espresso.

  • A mysterious Russian pilot takes Todd deep into Nepal to seal an impossible deal.

  • In the second season premiere, Todd is off to Mexico in search of a wine-like coffee.

  • Todd's trip to Colombia takes a dangerous turn when his truck flips over in the middle of the night on a wet mountain road, leaving him and his cameraman stranded.

  • As he navigates the roads of Papua New Guinea, Todd faces dangers and obstacles, including severe weather conditions. He also resorts to bribing guards to get the coffee beans he wants.

  • Todd heads to Cambodia and tries to avoid land mines, samples a spider delicacy and travels through dense jungle on a motorcycle.

  • Todd heads to Ethiopia and attempts avoid soldiers with guns and wild animals while navigating through tricky roads.

  • Todd braves humidity, snakes and parasites in his quest through the jungles of Borneo for a rare kind of coffee known as liberica.

  • Todd finds unique plants and animals and a challenging terrain in Madagascar, where he's searching for a high-quality robusta coffee. He hikes through a rain forest and bat-infested tunnels to get to it.

  • Todd's search for Bolivian coffee begins in La Paz. He also drives his truck down the Road of Death, and travels by zip line to check out a tip from a local.

  • Haiti was the second from the top coffee producer in the world and home to the most savored coffee on the planet two centuries ago. Todd dodges gun-toting middlemen, navigates treacherous roads, and sleeps under his truck for protection at night.

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