Golden Triangle

Nathanial Harper
To expand his cafes to West Elm stores across America, Todd Carmichael must get coffee out of Thailand fast. But when the route leads him into Myanmar, he must negotiate past guns and borders in an epic race to get the coffee home.

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Todd Carmichael in Thailand
Todd Carmichael in Thailand

Todd Carmichael in Thailand

Todd Carmichael sits on his bags of coffee on Thailand’s Burma Railway, also known as Death Railway. The railway was built using forced labor and directly resulted in the death of many workers, earning it its nickname. 960 1280

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Todd Carmichael in Thailand

Todd Carmichael in Thailand

Wat Arun, a Buddhist temple whose name means “Temple of Dawn,” as seen from Todd's boat on the Chao Phraya River. 960 1280

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Todd Carmichael in Thailand

Todd Carmichael in Thailand

Todd treks through what was once an opium field on the road to Doi Chaang, a village in the northeastern hills of Thailand. 960 1280

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The Golden Buddha of the Mekong River

The Golden Buddha of the Mekong River

The Golden Buddha of the Mekong River sits on a boat at what is called Sop Ruak, widely considered the center of the Golden Triangle. 960 1280

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Todd Carmichael in Thailand

Todd Carmichael in Thailand

Todd walks through Bangkok looking for unique and delicious street food for dinner. 960 1280

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Todd Carmichael in Thailand

Todd Carmichael in Thailand

Workers from Doi Chaang, a village known for its coffee, load up a truck with coffee. 960 1280

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Todd Carmichael with Jim Brett

Todd Carmichael with Jim Brett

Todd seals the deal with Jim Brett to stock his West Elm Market stores with Thai coffee ... if he can get it back to the United States in record time. 960 1280

  

Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok, Thailand’s capital city, is vibrant with bustling nightlife, markets and canals, but hidden high in Thailand’s mountains are coffee farms waiting to be discovered. 960 1280

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