Brothers Elias and Shady Bayter first came to Little City while visiting Austin after taking a Q Grader class in Houston. Their instructor, a mutual friend and colleague, recommended that we meet and that we might enjoy some of the unique profiles they were offering. And boy, was he right! We were instantly impressed by the brothers’ coffees and even more by their approach to and passion for post-harvest processing. Through diverse plant genetics and progressive processing experiments, including early advocacy for the now popular Koji process, the Bayters, along with their business partner Santiago Carvajal, have developed a deep portfolio of offerings from their family farm, El Vegel, in Tolima, as well as from partner growers across various other regions of Colombia.