La Colombe co-founder Todd Carmichael’s new TV show Dangerous Grounds is premiering Monday at 10/9c on Travel Channel. Above is a link to Travel Channel’s “A Day With Todd Carmichael” video featuring chef Marc Vetri, Todd’s family, our cafe by City Hall, and La Colombe co-owner JP Iberti.
Todd Carmichael travels the globe, hunting for the highest-grade coffee in the world. Why? Because nearly a billion people drink coffee each morning, making it the number 2 commodity in the world, second only to oil. Todd focuses on the very best coffee out there — beans so rare, they are sought after by the world’s top chefs and restaurants. These coffee beans grow wild in remote regions at high altitude, and are vestiges of colonial strains, spread by European explorers centuries ago. Todd has to go to some of the most exotic, fascinating and dangerous places on earth to find it: from the cities, villages and mountains of Haiti, Bolivia, Madagascar, Borneo, Cuba and Vietnam. Buying the coffee beans direct from the farmers means Todd must encounter treacherous terrain, danger and sometimes, even opposition from entrenched middlemen. There’s an amazing story behind every cup.
Dangerous Grounds premieres Monday, November 5 @ 10|9c, then catch it every Tuesday @ 9|8c.
And here’s the show’s official website with behind the scenes photos and more about Todd Carmichael: