Dangerous Grounds: Himalayan Outpost Pictures
Go behind the scenes as Todd Carmichael attempts a seemingly impossible task -- finding unspoiled coffee beans in Nepal, the birthplace of Buddha.
dangerous-grounds-201-nepal-ss-001Todd 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
dangerous-grounds-201-nepal-ss-004Todd 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
dangerous-grounds-205-uganda-ss-001Todd Carmichael has tried many times to get coffee out of Uganda, but he has never been successful. A violent and bloody past has left the people paranoid and distrustful of outsiders, frequently ripping them off or even outright robbing them. 960 1280
dangerous-grounds-205-uganda-ss-002Todd’s journey starts in the slums of Kampala, Uganda, where he meets up with Romans, a long-time friend. Romans runs the Trinity School, a place for children to get a free education. Tragically, arsonists have recently burned down the boy’s dormitory. 960 1280
dangerous-grounds-205-uganda-ss-010Once outside these streets of Kampala, Todd goes to extreme lengths to get the coffee he needs to help the Trinity School, from drinking homemade liquor known as “war gin,” to sealing an ancient blood pact in a country known for its high rate of HIV. 960 1280
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