International Jury Cupping Score



Ka‘ū District,
Big Island


1,800 - 1,900 feet
above sea level

Estimated Lot Size

96 pounds

Winning Bidder

Aroma lady by coffee trees

Farm History

In 2005, partners Amelia Biason and Marlon Biason launched Aroma Coffee Farms in the Pear Tree area of the Ka’ū District. Coffee from this farm scored 9th place in the 2007 SCAA-Roasters Guild Cupping Pavilion Competition — the first year that Ka’ū coffees made their mark in the specialty-coffee industry. However, this farm was difficult to access and manage, and they sold the lease in 2009.

Four years later, Amelia Biason decided to get back into coffee farming by herself, this time planting a 7.3 acre farm near the Wood Valley area of the Ka’ū District. Her varieties: mostly Guatemalan Typica and Old Hawaiian Typica. “The business around Ka’ū coffees was much better when I started the new farm in 2013 compared to the 2000s,” she explained.

Biason had her first small harvest in 2016, and since that time has balanced managing it with her day job as a certified nursing assistant at the Ka’ū Hospital. “I want to keep doing the work on the farm as long as I’m able,” Biason said. “I take pride in doing a lot of the work myself, seeing how the coffees grow and keeping the farm in good condition.”

Classic Washed Ka’u Typica