That’s a lot of beans: $600,000 for coffee with Apple CEO Tim Cook

“A charity auction of a cup of coffee with Apple CEO Tim Cook has garnered bids topping $600,000. In this file photo, a pot of beans sits in a Starbucks store,” Bill Chappell reports for NPR.

“The bidding hasn’t closed yet, but a charity auction of a cup of coffee shared with Apple CEO Tim Cook has already attracted offers of more than $600,000 — more than 10 times its estimated value of $50,000,” Chappell reports. “Cook is one of several celebrities taking part in the auction, which benefits the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights.”

Chappell reports, “The coffee klatch, currently valued at $605,000, will take place at Apple’s headquarters in Cupertino, California. And the price may rise even higher — the auction closes on Tuesday, May 14. According to the auction’s terms, the bidder who wins the chance to meet Cook for coffee will have one year to align schedules with the man who was on TIME Magazine‘s short list for Person of the Year in 2012. The winner may bring a guest to the meeting, which will last between 30 minutes and one hour.”

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MacDailyNews Take: Wow, just imagine how much coffee with Steve Jobs would have been worth!

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  1. When Eric Schmidt (The Mole) had coffee with Steve Jobs and got his ass chewed out big time, I bet Eric would have paid a lot to not have coffee with Steve. And I would have paid alot just to be a fly on the wall and hear Steve going at him!

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        1. x is brilliant like Lenny Bruce, but homophobia has a distinct colouration that must be played out in comic dialog, and the one-off KMA sentence that is x’s specialty employs no such mechanism. I sense that x doesn’t attempt humour at all, yet succeeds in it because bluntness impresses you right off, while indirect, long-winded, overly intellectual pontificating only tires people out. (yawn) I’m getting sleepy…

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