Last night on Dangerous Grounds, Todd Carmichael traveled to Borneo in search of a rare coffee bean that even he hadn’t tasted before: Liberica, also known as “Elephant” coffee — named for its massive beans.

Liberica Coffee

Upon finding the elusive bean, Todd brought the coffee back to the La Colombe factory in Philadelphia for a tasting with his closest buddies, who also happen to be coffee aficionados. Get an inside look at what happens when coffee experts taste something new.

If you want to get your hands on Todd’s exclusive coffee blends, check out the La Colombe website to find out how you can order his prized beans.

Todd had a close call while filming in Colombia — read his first-hand account of the car accident here. We also got Todd to tell us where he likes to grab a cup of coffee when traveling around the world — check out his picks!

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6 Responses

  1. Arnold S. says:

    There are four varieties of coffee beans: Arabica, Robusta, Liberica and Excelsa. All are grown in the Philippines.

  2. dizzyling says:

    Lots of posing and smiling faces and not much about the coffee.

  3. Cam says:

    The show was completely phony. He pretended that Liberica was some rare almost unknown variety anymore and impossible to find. Liberica is the largest coffee crop grown in the Philippians and is served all throughout Asia.

  4. Vincent K. Byansi says:

    I have just returned from the SCAE NORDIC WORLD OF COFFEE in Gothenburg in Sweden from 16-18 June 2015. Amazing to find Liberica in the CBI Nethetland Speciality Coffe Stand No 6. Unfortunately, it was branded as Natural Robusta by Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA), and branded as KISANSA by KATUKA Development Trust Ltd, the company promoting KISANSA Coffee which is the indigenous coffee grown in some parts of central Uganda but still an exotic coffee. Traditionally in Buganda this coffee was used in sealing the blood pact ceremonies but also used to give men extra sexual drive. As a way foward, KATUKA Development Trust Ltd came to Sweden to promote this coffee and as an exotic brand it must be propagated as a coffee soecislity. We greatly need buyers and some deals have been made. The challenge is to produce it in quantities so that the coffee Liberica lovers may continue to enjoy taking it. God bless you all Fr. Vincent Kisenyi Byansi Director Caritas Justice and Peace in the ARCHDIOCESE OF KAMPALA

  5. Vincent K. Byansi says:

    I have just returned from the SCAE NORDIC WORLD OF COFFEE in Gothenburg in Sweden from 16-18 June 2015. Amazing to find Liberica in the CBI Nethetland Speciality Coffe Stand No 6. Unfortunately

  6. Pedestrian says:

    There are over 60 known species of Coffee and HUNDREDS of varieties! Arabica, Robusta, and Liberica, are the only commercially available ones.

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