Painted as a “true explorer” and a “real-life Indiana Jones,” La Colombe Torrefaction owner Todd Carmichael is the primary figure in a new original reality series, Dangerous Grounds, which will debut Nov. 5.
La Colombe Torrefaction is a premium coffee roasting and retail cafe company that began in Philadelphia and has since added locations in New York, Chicago and Seoul, South Korea. According to the Travel Channel, the show — consisting of eight one-hour episodes — will involve following the company’s fearless leader as he travels to remote parts of the globe in search of new coffee. Dangerous Grounds will debut Nov. 5 at 10 p.m. EST and will settle into its regular time slot on Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 9 EST.
Here’s a description from the Travel Channel:
Over the course of eight one-hour episodes, viewers will follow Carmichael as he travels to remote locales including Haiti, Bolivia, Madagascar and Borneo while showcasing sites and cultures that few have even seen, let alone visited. These are places where things can get out of control at the blink of an eye. Whether sleeping under his truck to avoid being detected by dangerous robbers or using makeshift repairs to fix a broken engine, Carmichael risks it all in search of the ultimate coffee beans. Travel is his life, and coffee fuels his passion for adventure.
Adventure is not new to Camichael, who in 2008 set the still-standing world-record for the fastest unsupported trek to the South Pole: 39 days, 7 hours and 49 minutes.