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.
On the verge of losing an important deal with a celebrity chef, Todd heads to Mexico's deadliest state in search of a legendary coffee. When his contact ends up murdered, Todd must adapt to get home alive and save the deal.
Todd Carmichael heads to Guatemala to source just the right coffee for a revolutionary brewing machine. But when he finds himself in the crosshairs of a mafia-like kingpin, he must meet the man face-to-face in order to return with the goods.
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.
A school that Todd Carmichael helped build is burned down by militants, so Todd heads to Uganda to fight back after securing a deal with Dean & DeLuca that could help rebuild the school. But when a series of cultural obstacles confound all efforts, he must enter a blood contract to sustain the school.
Winds of change hit the Four Seasons Hotel when the new manager asks Todd Carmichael to find a mythical Tanzanian AAA coffee. But when Todd comes face-to-face with lions and poachers, he must arm himself to get out alive.
An encounter with Mario Batali in Rome sends Todd Carmichael deep into the Amazon. While in Brazil, he dodges gunmen and enlists the help of the local resistance to find a key ingredient that will convince Mario to put his name on a killer espresso.
On the brink of releasing a coffee-infused rum to the public, Todd's half-million-dollar investment hangs on finding a rare aged coffee in India. The hunt leads him to a secret society and a shadowy figure called The German.