What’s the most expensive coffee in the world? Turns out it’s whatever hot brown they serve in Trump Tower, so long as it is in the company of Kang Posing As A Human President Elect-adjacent person Ivanka Trump.
According to Fortune, the soon-to-be First Daughter is auctioning off a coffee date with the proceeds going the Eric Trump Foundation, her brother’s charity “dedicated to helping terminally-ill children at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.” The coffee date has an estimated value of $50,000 per CharityBuzz, the site hosting the auction. But if you think you’re just gonna waltz in with a cool 50K and win a few minutes of Trump Organization’s Executive VP’s time, then you got another thing coming. The bidding has already exceeded $60,000.
Though her father has historically (but also falsely) claimed to never consume coffee, Mrs. Trump is actually quite fond of the beverage, which is probably what’s driving up the price tag. She has taken to the Twitterverse multiple times to express this fondness, including shout outs to KeepCup and subscription service Craft Coffee.
Assuming you’ve got the requisite coin to be a player in the auction, Fortune notes some of the fine print you may want to be privy to:
Cursory internet snooping seems to show there are Starbucks at both potential coffee date locations. But given that this is a 30-45 minute private meet and greet, it will probably take place in Mrs. Trump’s office and who knows what sort of coffee gets delivered all the way up to top floor (or if it’s still hot when it gets there).
The auction ends Tuesday, December 20th and the winning bid currently sits at $62,888 by “Willing Bidder #72987.” I can certainly think of better uses of $60,000+, but at least it goes to charity. And what am I, your financial advisor? Spend your money however you want. You do you.
Zac Cadwalader is the news editor at Sprudge Media Network.