$50,000 for a Cup of Coffee

The price of a cup of coffee just went up. But it has to do with whom you are sharing the table at the coffee shop. Huffington Post reports that Ivanka Trump is auctioning a $50,000 private coffee chat.

Ivanka Trump is auctioning a private meeting over coffee for two people willing to pony up a huge contribution to her brother’s foundation.

The “meet and greet” on a mutually agreeable date next year at either Trump Tower in Manhattan or the Trump International Hotel in Washington will last up to 45 minutes, according to a description on Charitybuzz, which values the auction at $50,000.

Of course if you win the auction and pony up $50,000 or there-about you still need to pass a criminal background check and get approval from the Secret Service. But it will all be for a good cause because the money will go to the Eric Trump Foundation which in turn supports St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The bidding passed $23,000 as of December 12 and closes December 20. And if you miss out on the bidding where else can you get an expensive cup of coffee?

Most Expensive Coffees

The most expensive coffee by auction price, when you are not bidding to sip java with a celebrity, is Hacienda La Esmeralda Panama at $350.25 a pound. According to Finances on Line this is higher of the top ten most expensive coffees in the world. In our article about Panama Mountain Grown Organic Coffee we mentioned this grower among others.

A prime example of Panama mountain grown organic coffee is Duncan Estate organic coffee produced by Kotowa Coffee in the Chiriquí Highlands of Panama. This Arabica coffee grown by sustainable practices received honors as the best organic coffee in Panama in 2005 and the best organic coffee in the world in 2006. Duncan Estate organic coffee by Kotowa is certified by Bio Latina. Other Panama mountain grown organic coffee certified producers receiving Bio Latina organic coffee certification include the following:

  • Los Lajones Estate Coffee S.A.
  • Leap Of Faith Farms, Inc
  • Hacienda La Esperanza
  • Hacienda Barbara Jaramillo
  • Finca Señor Ramón Arauz
  • Finca San Miguel de La Montaña
  • Finca Ramon Arauz
  • Finca El Remedio – Ama de Casa
  • Finca Dos Jefes
  • Asociación de Caficultores Orgánicos Ngöbe Ascon

Coffee growing in Panama centers on the towns of Boquete and Volcan. This area is the Northeastern end of the arco seco, Spanish for dry arch, which is the agricultural breadbasket of Panama. The town of Boquete lies at 3,000 altitude and the highlands above the town range above and below 4,000 feet. The weather is often cloudy and the elevation gives relief from the heat of the coast. The soil is volcanic due to the eruption long of ago of the 11,000 foot volcano, Volcan Baru.

So, if your goal is great coffee instead of a few minutes with a celebrity consider coffee from Panama or even better one of the Colombian organic coffee brands.


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