Tonight at 9|8c, Todd Carmichael braves the ganglands of Mexico to get the perfect coffee for his high-profile client, restaurateur Jean-Georges Vongerichten. When he hears of a wine-like coffee bean, Todd heads deep into Los Zetas territory to seek out the farmer he needs to please Jean-George, who is famous for his discerning palate.

Check out our behind-the-scenes photos from Todd’s adventure through Mexico, and learn why the phrase “silver or lead” is well known in Mexico’s gang territory.

How adventurous are you? Do you think you’d love Todd’s job or would the role of restaurateur suit your tastes? Find out with our Dangerous Grounds quiz!

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Amanda DiGiondomenicoAmanda is a freelance blogger and considers herself a resident of both Baltimore and Washington, DC. She loves taking road trips up and down the East Coast, but looks for...

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