The Travel Channel has announced that it is bringing back “Dangerous Grounds” for eight more 60-minute episodes in 2013. The documentary show follows La Colombe Torrefaction CEO Todd Carmichael as he travels the globe looking for some of the world’s finest coffees. It will be show’s second season.
Here is a description from the Travel Channel:
Todd Carmichael travels the globe, hunting for the highest-grade coffee in the world. Why? Because nearly a billion people drink coffee each morning, making it the number 2 commodity in the world, second only to oil. Todd focuses on the very best coffee out there — beans so rare, they are sought after by the world’s top chefs and restaurants. These coffee beans grow wild in remote regions at high altitude, and are vestiges of colonial strains, spread by European explorers centuries ago. Todd has to go to some of the most exotic, fascinating and dangerous places on earth to find it: from the cities, villages and mountains of Haiti, Bolivia, Madagascar, Borneo, Cuba and Vietnam. Buying the coffee beans direct from the farmers means Todd must encounter treacherous terrain, danger and sometimes, even opposition from entrenched middlemen. There’s an amazing story behind every cup.
Here is a video from Season 1 in which Carmichael sets up a tiny drum roaster to try a Blue Mountain coffee in front of a community of farmers: