La Colombe Coffee Featured on Dangerous Grounds

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Need a good, strong, unique cup of coffee? Look no further! Find out where you can get the coffee featured on Dangerous Grounds -- we share the restaurants, cafes and stores that offer the beans that Todd finds on the show. Check out where to try it for yourself, or pick up a bag to make a cup of La Colombe's delicious coffee at home.

Mexico's Wine-Like Bean

In the Dangerous Grounds episode, Mexican Motherlode, Todd hunts down the perfect coffee bean for his client, Jean-Georges Vongerichten, an award-winning French chef known for his discerning tastes and series of world-famous restaurants. Todd finds the perfect, wine-like bean after getting a taste of it at El Passmar Cafe in Mexico City.

Get a taste of this coffee at ABC Cocina in New York City. Or purchase your own bag of Mexico-sourced coffee from the Finca El Retiro at La Colombe’s online store. With wine and cherry notes, this coffee also helps support Mexico’s small, local coffee farmers.

ABC Cocina

38 E 19th St
New York, NY 10003

Nepal’s Impossible Beans

In the episode Himalayan Outpost, Todd takes on the daunting task of finding a delicious coffee bean for his client, Stephan Starr, whose brutal honesty and high standards raise the stakes. Due to Nepal’s humid climate, it’s nearly impossible to get fresh coffee beans from the farms high in the Himalayas to restaurants in the United States. But Todd pulls it off for Starr’s series of Buddakan restaurants, making it the only restaurant in the country to serve coffee from the birthplace of Buddha. You can find this extra-special coffee at Buddakan restaurants in New York City, Atlantic City and its flagship location in Philadelphia.
Buddakan

325 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Mario Batali's Espresso

Mario's favorite coffee roaster in Italy guards his secrets from Todd.

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Mario Batali's Espresso

In the episode, When in Rome, Todd visits renowned chef Mario Batali in Italy to convince him to partner up with Todd to make a delicious espresso. Mario gives Todd a taste of his favorite espresso in Rome, but Todd is certain he can do better. With Mario’s cautious blessing, Todd heads to the Amazon to find the best beans in Brazil.

Find the Mario Batali Caffe Italiano line of espresso on the La Colombe website. The Roma Espresso is available now, with the Amalfi Decaf and Abruzzo Filter coming soon.

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