Dangerous Grounds: Season 2 Sneak Peek

From the mountains of Nepal to the ganglands of Mexico, Todd Carmichael risks it all to find some of the best coffee in the world for his high-profile clients. Season 2 premieres Jan. 28 at 9|8c!

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Todd Carmichael in the Serengeti
Todd Carmichael in the Serengeti

Todd Carmichael in the Serengeti

Todd Carmichael and Hollywood drive their jeep through the Serengeti while an elephant and her kin keep a cautious eye out. 960 1280

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Todd Carmichael at Four Seasons Philadelphia

Todd Carmichael at Four Seasons Philadelphia

Todd talks coffee with Four Seasons Philadelphia’s new food and beverage director. But before renewing Todd’s contract, the youthful new manager asks Todd to find a mythical bean only bloggers and dreamers talk about. 960 1280

  

Cape buffalo in the Serengeti

Cape buffalo in the Serengeti

This herd of African buffalo doesn’t seem to like Hollywood's camera lens. 960 1280

  

Todd Carmichael in the Serengeti

Todd Carmichael in the Serengeti

Todd stands in the middle of the vast Serengeti to get a feel for which direction he should head next. 960 1280

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Hollywood in the savanna

Hollywood in the savanna

Todd's cameraman, Hollywood, gets a rare break from the action to shoot a scenic shot of the beautiful Tanzanian savanna. 960 1280

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Todd and his Tanzania contact

Todd and his Tanzania contact

Todd and his Tanzania contact, Peter, take a break from the heat with a cold drink. 960 1280

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Todd boards a plane to South Tanzania

Todd boards a plane to South Tanzania

Todd boards a plane to South Tanzania to continue his search for a AAA coffee bean. A coffee bean with a AAA rating is as large as a coffee bean can get -- making it a very rare find. 960 1280

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A view of the Serengeti

A view of the Serengeti

A view of the Serengeti from the plane. Extending from northern Tanzania into Kenya, the Serengeti is known for its large lion population. 960 1280

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Todd refuels the Land Rover

Todd refuels the Land Rover

After many miles of driving, Todd stops at a gas station to refuel his Land Rover. 960 1280

  

Todd and Hollywood in Tanzania

Todd and Hollywood in Tanzania

Todd explains to Hollywood the importance -- and near impossibility -- of finding a AAA coffee in Tanzania. 960 1280

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Coffee bean grading scale

Coffee bean grading scale

The coffee is sorted on a scale by grade depending on the size of the beans. 960 1280

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Hollywood in the coffee plant

Hollywood in the coffee plant

Hollywood shoots the coffee plant's giant mountains of coffee, but it’s not even close to enough of the rare coffee that Todd needs. 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

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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Todd Carmichael in Thailand
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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