From Ethiopia to Haiti, Todd Carmichael has traveled the world in search of the perfect cup of coffee. His passion for exploring the world and a great cup of coffee are chronicled in on Travel Channel’s new show Dangerous Grounds, which premieres Nov. 5.
Carmichael shared with The Daily Meal his favorite places for coffee, and it seems some of the best places for coffee also happen to be some of the most dangerous in the world.
While one of the coffees Carmichael enjoys the most is a medium roast coffee from a farm in Caranavi, Bolivia, which can be found after driving along a terrifying, treacherous road for hours, he also recommends some roasters closer to home.
Although he quickly admits that he enjoys his coffee the most, both at his home and at his La Colombe coffee shops in New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, and Seoul, he also likes to stop by Ritual Roasters in San Francisco.
For a laid-back drip coffee, Carmichael gives a nod to Brooklyn’s Stumptown Coffee. And surprisingly, one of the best coffees, according to Carmichael, can be found at Whole Foods, which stocks Allegro Coffee.
Coffee lovers who don’t want to leave home can also try Intelligentsia Coffee, which ships coffee that can be ordered over the Internet and rounds out Carmichael’s best coffee list.
Lauren Mack is the Travel Editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @lmack.