"Uncommon Grounds" (TV show) is a reality series on the Travel Channel that is hosted by entrepreneur and adventurer Todd Carmichael.

Todd Carmichael has traveled to the furthest corners of the globe to source the very best coffee the world has to offer — while also elevating the way America experiences its favorite brew. Now, Carmichael is bringing this same blend of boldness and passion this series. In this series, Carmichael's desire to push his personal and professional limits takes him, along with his cameraman sidekick "Hollywood," to global destinations known for food, culture and innovation.

During each episode, Carmichael explores the culture of each country through the lens of coffee in an effort to build his business and learn more about how coffee plays a critical role in society. From Paris to Lusaka, Istanbul to Havana, Carmichael crisscrosses the globe to meet with influential personalities, chefs and experts who share his fervor for exploration and adventure. Driven by his interminable quest to find the next big thing in a highly competitive coffee industry, Carmichael combines tradition with inspiration to devise new products he can release to customers back home.

In the series premiere, Carmichael introduces a revolutionary new device called "the Dragon" that could change the way coffee is brewed by aficionados around the world. When demand for the device skyrockets, Carmichael takes his invention to Japan in the hopes of finding a business partner that can reliably mass-produce his complex glass design. His mission takes him from the back streets of Tokyo to the rice fields of Okayama where he encounters everything from unconventional foods and nightlife to bullet trains and aikido. As one of the most notoriously eccentric places to conduct business on the planet, Carmichael has his work cut out for him in Japan to complete his cross-cultural deal.

"Uncommon Grounds" is produced by Nancy Glass Productions. For Nancy Glass Productions, the executive producers are Nancy Glass and John Yakovou. The co-executive producer is Brandon Gulish. For Travel Channel, the executive producer is Bill Howard.


Network: Travel Channel
Genre: Reality
Runtime: 60 mins.
Premiere Date: September 14, 2015
Seasons: 1
Production Company: Nancy Glass Productions

Adventurer Seeks Out 'Uncommon Grounds' — Premiering Monday, September 14, the new Travel Channel reality series follows Todd Carmichael as he expands his business by exploring cultures around the globe. Read more...

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