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Calling all coffee junkies — we want to know where your favorite coffee is from! Are you a Papua New Guinea purist? An Ethiopian enthusiast? Instagram your favorite coffee with the hashtag #DangerousGrounds and we’ll feature our favorites next week, just in time for the Dangerous Grounds season finale!

Tonight, Todd Carmichael heads to one of the world’s least-explored countries —  Papua New Guinea — on an all-new episode of Dangerous Grounds. He scours the villages of this Oceanic country in the hopes of finding delicious Blue Mountain Coffee. But first he must brave the notorious Highlands Highway that’s known to be ravaged by local bandits, giving it a reputation for armed robberies and murders.

Will Todd make it down the highway in one piece? Can he convince PNG’s villagers to part with their most prized commodity? Find out on an all-new episode tonight, Jan. 8 at 11|10c!

And don’t forget to Instagram your favorite coffee with #DangerousGrounds!

Ethiopia

Tonight @ 9|8c, Todd ventures to the birthplace of coffee: Ethiopia. Finding a great coffee bean in the motherland should be easy, right? Well, not exactly.

Since great coffee is available for purchase in markets throughout the country, Todd has to go above and beyond to find a bean that is not only better than great, but different from anything he’s already found. Not to mention, the government tightly guards the country’s coffee industry. Not only does the government control the coffee trade with a Wall Street-like market system, but they also blend every kind of bean together, stripping it of any discernable identity.

Can Todd navigate Ethiopia’s chaotic roads and overpowering government to find a new and exotic coffee bean? Tune in to find out!

 

Get excited for our Ghost Adventures live event during the all-new episode at 9|8c! Let us know what you think of the episode tonight when you tweet using the hashtag #GAcrazytown, and your tweet might make it into the broadcast.

Your tweets and Facebook comments will also be featured on TravelChannel.com throughout the day, so make sure you tell us how pumped you are!

The guys are headed to Mineral Wells, TX, famous for its “crazy water” that was believed to have healing properties. The GAC investigate the Baker Hotel, which is believed to be “infested” with ghosts. During the lockdown, Zak becomes mysteriously aggressive – did he get too close to a spirit?

Watch tonight at 9|8c to see this along with your tweets live on-air! And don’t forget to visit the fan feed online to see everyone’s (including Zak, Nick and Aaron’s) tweets and Facebook comments throughout the day!

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.

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While filming Dangerous Grounds in Colombia in search of their best coffee beans, our intrepid travel host Todd Carmichael had a close call when his Jeep rolled off of a cliff. Thankfully, he survived with barely a scratch. Read Todd’s firsthand account of surviving Colombia’s dangerous mountain roads.

Todd Carmichael

Today it was a tree that changed everything.

The roads – if they can be called that – leading up the Sierra Nevada Mountains (North Colombia) are ones for the books: steep, deeply rutted, muddy, criss-crossed by rivers and carved in the side of the mountains. If you fear heights, then you fear these roads. This goes triple for the one leading up from the Villedupur side.

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Tor House

Catch an all-new episode of Ghost Adventures at 9|8c when the guys head to Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, to investigate Tor House. Tor House is a beautiful stone house built by the American poet, Robinson Jeffers, for his family.

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Brookdale Lodge

Tonight at 9|8c, catch an all-new episode of Ghost Adventures when the guys head to Brookdale, CA. There they investigate the once-famous, but recently-closed Brookdale Lodge, which was known as a resort getaway for the rich and famous, but now seems to be haunted by an evil presence. This presence has led to more than one bloody nose, and seems to be a little too heavy for the guys, who escape for a day to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. READ MORE

By Valerie Conners

La Colombe

Editor’s Note: Todd Carmichael, the host of our new series Dangerous Grounds premiering tonight at 10|9c, is the cofounder of La Colombe Coffee Roasters. La Colombe is known for its premium coffee, sourced directly from the farmers by Todd, who goes to often-dangerous extremes to make sure his cafes are able to serve some of the world’s most sought-after and flavorful coffee. Dangerous Grounds documents Todd’s coffee-sourcing expeditions, and after tonight, the show will air Tuesdays at 9|8c. Travel Channel contributor Valerie Conners shares her experiences enjoying a cup of coffee at La Colombe, and proves that Todd’s passion for the flavorful bean is felt by anyone who drinks his prized coffee.

Tucked behind a simple storefront in Philadelphia’s tony Rittenhouse Square neighborhood lies La Colombe cafe, which proffers what many devout coffee drinkers would argue is the city’s — if not the country’s — tastiest coffee. To call La Colombe a mere coffee shop would be like calling Tiffany’s a mere jewelry store; La Colombe has brought coffee roasting to a veritable art form, and anyone in the neighborhood looking for a stellar cuppa knows to head straight to the cafe. READ MORE

Anthony Bourdain

Tonight at 9|8c, Anthony Bourdain heads to Brooklyn for the final episode of No Reservations. See Tony’s thoughts on the final episode and the establishments in the episode affected by Hurricane Sandy.

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The Dead Files is back with an all-new episode, and it seems as though they may have stumbled upon a little “Blood on the Tracks.”

Steve and Amy investigate paranormal activity at a newlyweds’ home in Garrett, IN. While Steve exposes the property’s history of scandal and death, Amy encounters a nightmarish entity lurking in the shadows.

As Steve questions family members and local historians, he unearths the tragic history of the former property owner — including a shocking family secret.  What could it be? Tune in tonight, Nov. 2 at 10|9c to find out.

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