View Poll Results: Do you watch the TV show "Dangerous Grounds" ?

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  • Yes, and I am learning about the coffee industry while watching !

    3 23.08%
  • Yes, and I wonder if the danger element is a little dramatic.

    5 38.46%
  • No, I have not been able to watch.

    3 23.08%
  • What TV show?

    2 15.38%
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  1. #11
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    This is such a fun show. The drama is definitely over the top, but the view into the remote hillside coffee farming culture is outstanding. I love seeing the differences in landscape, processing, and the role coffee plays in the local economies throughout the different growing regions he visits. I hope to swing by his cafe next time I am in Philly.

  2. #12
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    I've been watching it off and on lately. I got curious and just ordered some of his company's coffee... Still waiting to receive it. I'll have to let you guys know what I think when I get it. After I ordered, I read some reviews that said that the la colombe coffee is generally very darkly roasted.. Not what I typically like, but we'll see. I ordered one blend and three different locality coffees to try.

    I agree that the drama is probably overdone, but so it goes with all reality shows. I do think it's quite interesting to see how the beans are processed, etc.

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    Talk about overdone- He's roasting 100g 17min for cupping?

  4. #14
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    Hmm... Hoping the ones I ordered don't end up tasting too much like charcoal.

  5. #15
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    Hey artgecko, fun idea to order some of his coffee. The episode in Mexico, he told "Hollywood" his camera man he would not tell him where he was hiding the cash so Hollywood would not be in as much danger. Something like that. Then when at the end of the program he wanted to reveal his hiding place..I was not sure I wanted to know! Spoiler alert............... It was in his sock.

  6. #16
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    Quote Originally Posted by kboom1 View Post
    Talk about overdone- He's roasting 100g 17min for cupping?
    I've wondered about that with all his shows, plus the fact that no degassing, just roast, grind, drink immediately. Obviously his palate must be ridiculously good if he can pick put nuances or know that that cup will be great after beans are more properly roasted and degassed. Beans that haven't degassed have a not likable gassy/grass combo taste to them to me, but he must know what he's looking for even in a situation like that. Seems like a cool dude in real life though, even adopted I think 4 kids with his wife from his travels when overseas, think they were from Ethiopia.
    Last edited by Surfer; 01-31-2014 at 11:21 AM.

  7. #17
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    I'm sure just like with any other show it's scripted to add building drama.

  8. #18
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    Well, it's been one week and still no coffee thanks to the "polar vortex" dumping snow here in GA (2" and everything grinds to a halt). Hopefully the extended ride on a cold ups truck won't ruin the flavor of the coffee.

    I'll let you guys know what it tastes like when it eventually arrives.

    ** Edit** Coffee arrived today. I tried the Ethiopian Kaffa first. It was a light / medium roast (didn't say on the website). I'd say the description was accurate except that I didn't taste any body.. No oil, at least that I could tell (and I was making it with a french press). Not bad, but not spectacular by any means. I'll update again when I try the other varieties.
    Last edited by artgecko; 02-03-2014 at 07:17 PM.

  9. #19
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    Carmichael seems like a stellar guy. He did that show in his early 50's, likely with funding from the travel channel. There's a guy who does similar coffee travels with zero funding and is in his early 20's...definitely someone to keep an eye on in the coffee world

    https://www.youtube.com/c/joshuamcki...confirmation=1

 

 
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