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Todd Carmichael travels to the Amazon after meeting with Chef Mario Batali in Rome to secure a deal Todd’s been after for a long time.

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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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Todd Carmichael in Nepal
Todd Carmichael in Nepal

Todd Carmichael in Nepal

Todd 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

  

Pokhara Airstrip

Pokhara Airstrip

Todd turns to an ex-Soviet pilot and a rickety, ultralight aircraft for a birds-eye-view coffee hunt. 960 1280

  

Kathmandu

Kathmandu

Before setting out on his journey, Todd walks through a courtyard in Kathmandu, Nepal’s urban center. 960 1280

  

Todd talks with a Nepali roaster

Todd talks with a Nepali roaster

Todd 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

  

Todd Carmichael in Nepal

Todd Carmichael in Nepal

Todd stands in front of the bus that will take him farther into the Nepali highlands. 960 1280

  

Todd Carmichael in Nepal

Todd Carmichael in Nepal

To catch a ride to a remote town with possible coffee farmers, Todd hops on top of a bus winding its way through the mountains of Nepal. 960 1280

  

Kusma, Nepal

Kusma, Nepal

Todd walks the trails of Kusma, a remote town in the Nepali hills. 960 1280

  

Todd Carmichael in Nepal

Todd Carmichael in Nepal

Todd inspects the operation of a local grower in Nepal as the grower’s son pulps the coffee berries. 960 1280

  

Todd Carmichael in Nepal

Todd Carmichael in Nepal

Todd has to rely on the help of an entire village to get the coffee beans he needs. 960 1280

  

Todd in the Himalayas

Todd in the Himalayas

Todd treks high up into the Himalayas to find a bean good enough for Stephen Starr’s Buddakan restaurants. 960 1280

  

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