Travel Channel to explore “Dangerous Grounds”

The eight-part series follows adventurer and coffee magnate Todd Carmichael as he travels to remote locales in search of the perfect coffee bean.
August 21, 2012

Travel Channel is brewing up a series that should make java junkies and adventure aficionados perk up and take notice.

Dangerous Grounds, premiering on November 5 following the final episode of Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations, focuses on the travels and exploits of adventurer and coffee magnate Todd Carmichael.

Known as a real-life Indiana Jones, Carmichael first made news in 2008 by capturing the record for the fastest unsupported trek to the South Pole¬†– a record that still stands. He also runs a premium coffee company, La Colombe Torrefaction, and it’s that vocation that sends him to remote corners of the world such as Haiti, Bolivia, Madagascar and Borneo, in search of the best coffee beans.

“Coffee plays such a significant role in our culture, both in the U.S. and abroad; however, few know precisely where their morning cup comes from and how it’s sourced,” said Andy Singer, general manager, Travel Channel. “Dangerous Grounds takes viewers on an authentic, gripping journey as expert Todd Carmichael¬†– one of this generation’s true explorers¬†– scours through some of the most remote, and often dangerous locations, in order to find the ultimate bean for an exceptional cup of coffee.”

Following its premiere, in which Carmichael journeys to Haiti, the series will move to its regular 9 p.m. slot on Tuesday nights, on November 13.

Dangerous Grounds is produced by Nancy Glass Productions for Travel Channel. For Nancy Glass Productions, the executive producers are Nancy Glass and Brian Lovett, while the executive producer for Travel Channel is Bill Howard.


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