Want to have coffee with Tim Cook? It will cost you $50,000

By , Apr 24, 2013

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Have you ever wondered how Apple CEO Tim Cook drinks his coffee? Does he take it black, or with cream and sugar? Is he a cappuccino man, or an espresso drinker? If you have a few thousand dollars to spare, you could find out.

TechCrunch is reporting that the Robert F Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights, with the help of charity marketing firm CharityBuzz, has just launched an auction that will give you the chance to sit down with Apple’s CEO for a cup of joe and the chance to pitch him your ideas for the next big thing…

The auction began today and has already generated more than $14,000 (less than 10 minutes before the writing of this sentence, TechCrunch reported $5,200). It runs until Tuesday, May 14. Proceeds go to the RFK Center for Justice and Human rights.

If you win the auction, you will be having coffee at Apple Headquarters in Cupertino with Cook, which is an estimated value of $50,000. Is that his per-hour salary? How much time does one get to spend on a cup of coffee with the CEO of the world’s most popular tech company? Some people spend all day at their local coffee shop. Will we be able to bring an iPad so we can read the news while sipping coffee?

At the rate of bids for this auction, it is going to cost someone a pretty penny to have coffee with Cook. The winner probably won’t want to waste any time reading blogs about the man he or she is sitting in front of.

If you had an hour to spend with Apple’s CEO, what would you say to him?

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  • http://twitter.com/digitalfeind Dani Hayes

    Why?? There are much better things to do with that much money.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Nick-Chambers/1371602241 Nick Chambers

      It’s for charity, man.

    • http://www.twitter.com/ANGOmarcello Angelo

      You got that it is for charity right?

    • http://www.facebook.com/antman217 Anthony Antunez

      Did you even read the article? The money is going to charity.

      • Altaykai Yamada

        Yeah right…Crapple just puts that money in his bank account.

  • http://twitter.com/andyxyoona Andy

    I would say:
    Could I please see a demo of iOS7, and hands-on of the next iPhone

  • http://richardwaterworth.me.uk/ Richard Waterworth

    $50,000 for Apple Tea. Hmmm…..

    • http://www.facebook.com/jeroen.claassens Jeroen Claassens

      iTea (that’s close to HighTea not?), iCoffee, iEspresso, iCappuccino (don’t read iCupertino here)

  • http://twitter.com/Jas_God Jas God

    I wonder how much Steve Jobs would’ve went for…

  • http://www.facebook.com/dave.finkelstein.3 Dave Finkelstein

    If it were coffee with Steve Jobs, that really would be something…

    • Liam Mulcahy

      it would be better

  • http://www.facebook.com/linton.findlay Linton Findlay

    i dont like coffee can i have a tea instead?

    • http://www.facebook.com/jeroen.claassens Jeroen Claassens

      Perhaps, but most likely only if you bid more than 50.000

    • Falk M.

      Pony up the current 230,000 first, then we’ll talk 😛

  • http://twitter.com/Sn0wFl4kz Philipp Steigler

    I would ask him about his favourite jailbreak tweaks 😛

    • Liam Mulcahy


    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Steven-Cannan/100000630162509 Steven Cannan


  • Icarus323

    I would ask him for a job LOL

    • aaaapm

      i see what you did there

      “Steve job”

      • http://twitter.com/Jack_maredit Jackson Grong


      • http://www.facebook.com/jeroen.claassens Jeroen Claassens

        Haha smart one

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Steven-Cannan/100000630162509 Steven Cannan

        No shit surelock

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1649839720 Raul Henriquez


  • Ian

    I would ask him, “Why doesn’t Apple like jailbreaking? You’ve gotten more customers because of it!”

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1649839720 Raul Henriquez

      You know that’s actually very true, because the pressure of the community made them realize wow these developers are making amazing things on our platform, so they created the App Store and I truly believe without an App Store the iPhone wouldn’t be as appealing.
      But honestly that’s kind of a dumb question to ask.

    • Chuck Finley

      Dumb question, considering Apple doesn’t necessarily “dislike” jailbreaking. They’re doing what any software company does when they find people exploiting flaws in their closed-source software; they’re fixing said flaws. Jailbreaking is great but it represents an avenue for malicious attack. Android is open-source, which is also great for certain things, but it leaves it more susceptible to malware.

      If anything, the current relationship is for the best. iOS remains a safe, mostly malware free platform, Cydia developers continue to innovate and Apple steals said ideas. I like to think of the jailbreaking community as a kind of testing place for new software ideas. Apple clearly pays attention to the jailbreak community, what with the inclusion of a few jailbreak tweaks in iOS updates. Sure, they don’t credit the original developers, but they’re big business and big business does not give a shit.

  • trifero

    Who pays the coffee?

  • http://www.facebook.com/TiT0109 Abdullah Adhami

    I don’t like him

  • iTechMunch

    wow its already $40k

  • No

    iCoffee or iTea? New idea

  • queen_ir3ne

    I’d ask if I could install lips over top his current non-existent ones….Then gift him a jailbroken iPhone after our chat. =)

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1649839720 Raul Henriquez

      Lol I got lips if that’s the kind of thing you into : )

  • iphone4sgamer

    I would ask him to stop patching the damn jailbreaks, Then I would ask if he wanted sugar.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1649839720 Raul Henriquez

      So you want Apple to potentially risk peoples privacy. That’s a huge security vulnerability if they never patched the OS.
      What you want is a way for your device to be able to install iOS without limitations meaning root access. If Apple gave paid developers the ability to install any iOS and configure it as you pleased maybe that would be an alternative to jailbreaking.
      I would rather see something like this that way we won’t compromise security.

      • Guest

        But in your scenario apple would still be compromising security by allowing developers root access

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  • http://www.facebook.com/Royce.Auto.Cleaning.Service Royce Otero

    I rather pay lebron James to have lunch with him for 10 min

  • http://www.idownloadblog.com Sebastien

    It has now passed $72,000!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1496513068 Zach Krase

      Now its 90,000!

    • Om Soni

      It’s now 105,000! :O

    • iphone4sgamer

      It’s now 160,000!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1380073379 Quang Truong

    I would show him my jailbroken iphone :) and convince him to officially allow us to jailbreak 😀

  • http://www.facebook.com/max.reynoso Max Reynoso

    I would ask him if I could be his personal trainer. He can pay me with new apple toys :-)

  • http://twitter.com/ZacHack Zac Ramirez

    It wuld be $200,000 for steve

  • Guest

    WOAH. It’s at $105,000 right now. :O MIND=BLOWN.

  • http://twitter.com/ZacHack Zac Ramirez

    And you have to buy the coffee

    • http://twitter.com/ZacHack Zac Ramirez

      A total of $90,010.75

  • https://twitter.com/MrElectrifyer MrElectrifyer

    Lol it’s already over $110,000…

  • http://twitter.com/notoriousTEG tim

    whoever it is who gets this better ask him why the hell they don’t have an open OS!

  • http://www.facebook.com/ishaanmalhotra92 Ishaan Malhotra

    50k for a chance to punch him in the face? Worth it

  • Josh Heinen

    id bring all my samsung devices lol

  • http://www.facebook.com/vasco.breitenfeld Vasco Breitenfeld

    Its now at 175.000$

  • iamnotfan

    I will ask him ” what’s the best lesson you leaned from Steve)
    For 50000 I will rather open my own coffee shop,

    Anyways Kudos to Charity Org , I always respect them

  • Drek

    I would ask him to leave apple, he is killing it

  • WolfgangHoltz

    Who want coffee with that guy?
    I don’t, even if he pays the coffee.
    He will go down in history as the one who drove Apple to bankruptcy.

  • Guest

    Next Big Thing – iTea

  • http://twitter.com/thegabrielk Gabriel K

    Want to have lunch with Warren Buffet? It’s gonna cost a lot more than coffee with Tim Cook!

  • Altaykai Yamada

    I would put a bullet in the back of his head.

  • LOOK

    Ios 7 BEta is already tryable! Upgrde to It;…..You may get rocked out of it in 2 weeks though :)