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Todd Carmichael

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Fueled by Todd’s passion to push the U.S. coffee scene forward, La Colombe sits at the forefront of the ethical trade movement and regularly dabbles in new terrain, inventing ground-breaking new brewing devices and beverages, such as the first ever Draft Latte. He is also the host of two Travel Channel series, Dangerous Grounds and Uncommon Grounds.

A passionate crusader for social and ecological causes, Todd has a decades-long history of undertaking self-supported treks into challenging environments. He’s visited nearly half of the world’s countries, crossed large parts of the Sahara Desert on foot, as well as the Gobi Desert, Namib Desert, and others. He is also the first American to solo trek across Antarctica from the coast to the South Pole, establishing a world record speed of 39 days, 7 hours, and 49 minutes.

Married to singer songwriter Lauren Hart, the couple have expanded their family by adopting three beautiful girls and a baby boy from Ethiopia. Todd is also an author and contributor to the Huffington Post and Esquire Magazines.