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.

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Todd Carmichael in Brazil

Todd Carmichael in Brazil

Todd Carmichael shows a group of kids some pictures on his phone at an MST camp in Brazil. MST, also known as the Landless Workers’ Movement, is a group that is fighting for land reform in Brazil so the poor in rural areas can have access to land that will provide them with a self-sustaining way of life. 960 1280

  

Piranha in Brazil

Piranha in Brazil

Todd’s American friend in Brazil, Joe, shows him a bucket of piranha that they'll eat for lunch. 960 1280

  

Borracharia Cacal

Borracharia Cacal

Todd stops at Borracharia Cacal, a tire shop, to ask the owner for directions. 960 1280

  

A caiman in Brazil

A caiman in Brazil

Todd holds a light as the coffee farmer's wife inspects a freshly killed caiman they've hunted for dinner. 960 1280

  

Todd Carmichael in Rome with Mario Batali

Todd Carmichael in Rome with Mario Batali

Hollywood shoots Todd's pitch to world-famous chef Mario Batali for a new espresso blend. Todd wants Mario to put his name on a new espresso roast that Todd’s company, La Colombe, is creating. 960 1280

  

Todd Carmichael in Rome with Mario Batali

Todd Carmichael in Rome with Mario Batali

Todd and Mario drive through the streets of Rome on mopeds while Hollywood follows in a van. 960 1280

  

Todd Carmichael in Rome with Mario Batali

Todd Carmichael in Rome with Mario Batali

Todd and Mario taste some of chef Fulvio Pierangelini's cuisine in Rome. 960 1280

  

Todd Carmichael in Rome with Mario Batali

Todd Carmichael in Rome with Mario Batali

Todd and Mario walk the streets of Rome looking for the best espresso Italy has to offer. Even if Todd manages to find the perfect bean, the bigger question is whether the American icon of all things Italian will agree that it’s the best espresso he’s ever had. 960 1280

  

Todd Carmichael with Mario Batali

Todd Carmichael with Mario Batali

Mario and Todd taste the espresso blend Todd has brought back from Brazil. Is it good enough to earn chef Batali’s seal of approval? 960 1280

  

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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Todd Carmichael visits a market in Haiti

Todd Carmichael visits a market in Haiti

Todd Carmichael visits a market in Haiti frequented by locals in an effort to get a lead on where to find the coffee he's looking for. 960 1280

  

Todd Carmichael

Todd Carmichael

Todd Carmichael surrounded by coffee beans. 960 1280

  

Mountains of Haiti

Mountains of Haiti

The crew passes through a run-down village as they drive through the mountains of Haiti. 960 1280

  

Haitian children

Haitian children

Haitian children watch the crew pass through their village. 960 1280

  

Todd and the crew

Todd and the crew

Todd and the crew made more than a few friends at a Haitian school. 960 1280

  

Todd and crew members

Todd and crew members

Todd and crew members Brian, Chris and Rob stop to pose in front of the mountains. 960 1280

  

The crew’s Wrangler

The crew’s Wrangler

A shot of the crew’s Wrangler in the mountains. 960 1280

  

Todd inspects the coffee beans

Todd inspects the coffee beans

Todd inspects the coffee beans as a local man looks on. 960 1280

  

Todd Carmichael

Todd Carmichael

Todd takes the wheel. 960 1280

  

Todd Carmichael

Todd Carmichael

Todd gets an close-up look at local cuisine. 960 1280

  

Todd negotiates

Todd negotiates

Todd negotiates with a local farmer. 960 1280

  

A local bus

A local bus

As the crew drives through the mountains, they pass locals catching a bus into town. 960 1280

  

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