Dangerous Grounds: Cambodia Pictures
Todd ventures into Cambodia, where beans are roasted in a way he’s never seen, land mines still explode daily and locals eat fried spiders.
Todd travels to Cambodia to find the truth behind the rumors that the country may be a major player in the exotic coffee market. Having struck out at 2 farms, he takes a moment during lunch to weigh his options.
Todd's bike gets bogged down in the mud between Sen Monoram and Ban Lung.
Surrounded by inferior robusta coffee plants, Todd takes a moment to plan his next move.
Todd watches as coffee is roasted at a street cafe in Phnom Penh. The green bottle is anise liquor that is added to the beans along with sugar, salt and butter -- a method unique to Cambodian coffee.
Tarantulas, a Cambodian delicacy, are fried whole in vegetable oil.
Todd takes a bite of deep-fried tarantula.
Another Cambodian dish: stir-fried pork and rice with fresh pickles.
Vietnamese coffee, without the usual sweetened condensed milk.
Todd quizzes a coffee roaster in Phnom Penh on the coffee-growing regions of Cambodia, in the hopes of getting a lead.
Todd takes a closer look at a rubber tree in Mondulkiri province.
Todd moves on from a pepper farm, unhappy that he's yet to find any worthwhile coffee beans.
Todd and his cameraman, “Hollywood,” shoot at a coffee farm in Mondulkiri province.