Himalayan Outpost

An impossible promise sends Todd to Nepal, where Maoist rebels threaten his every move. An ex-Soviet pilot drops him deep in the mountains where Todd enlists locals and their animals to help get the coffee out of the country, so he can close the deal with his high-profile client.

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Todd Carmichael in Nepal
Todd Carmichael in Nepal

Todd Carmichael in Nepal

Todd Carmichael crosses a suspension bridge in Nepal after promising celebrity chef, Stephen Starr, that he could find the perfect coffee beans for his restaurants. 960 1280

  

Pokhara Airstrip

Pokhara Airstrip

Todd turns to an ex-Soviet pilot and a rickety, ultralight aircraft for a birds-eye-view coffee hunt. 960 1280

  

Kathmandu

Kathmandu

Before setting out on his journey, Todd walks through a courtyard in Kathmandu, Nepal’s urban center. 960 1280

  

Todd talks with a Nepali roaster

Todd talks with a Nepali roaster

Todd talks to the owner of a Nepali roaster about processing coffee in such high humidity. Every bag of Nepalese coffee that's made it to the states has been covered in mold, so if Todd can find the right beans, he’ll have to get them from the farm to the processor in 24 hours or they will spoil. 960 1280

  

Todd Carmichael in Nepal

Todd Carmichael in Nepal

Todd stands in front of the bus that will take him farther into the Nepali highlands. 960 1280

  

Todd Carmichael in Nepal

Todd Carmichael in Nepal

To catch a ride to a remote town with possible coffee farmers, Todd hops on top of a bus winding its way through the mountains of Nepal. 960 1280

  

Kusma, Nepal

Kusma, Nepal

Todd walks the trails of Kusma, a remote town in the Nepali hills. 960 1280

  

Todd Carmichael in Nepal

Todd Carmichael in Nepal

Todd inspects the operation of a local grower in Nepal as the grower’s son pulps the coffee berries. 960 1280

  

Todd Carmichael in Nepal

Todd Carmichael in Nepal

Todd has to rely on the help of an entire village to get the coffee beans he needs. 960 1280

  

Todd in the Himalayas

Todd in the Himalayas

Todd treks high up into the Himalayas to find a bean good enough for Stephen Starr’s Buddakan restaurants. 960 1280