Winston Churchill spoke in February 1950 about a “parley at the summit.” A “summit meeting” would come to mean a high-level meeting, such as one involving the president or prime minsters of two or more countries. U.S. president Barack Obama held a “beer summit”—a meeting over beers at the White House—on July 30, 2009.
On the television show Meet the Press on November 15, 2009, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was asked if she’d like to sit down and have coffee with Sarah Palin, the former Alaska governor and 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate. Clinton said that they’d never met before, but that “I’d absolutely would look forward to having coffee.” The proposed meeting was dubbed a “coffee summit” by the press, a similar naming after the “beer summit.”
“Coffee summit” can also mean a “coffee festival” where coffees from around the world compete or are offered for sale. The Philippines Coffee Board has had an annual National Coffee Summit since 2008. New York City held a first annual coffee summit at the International Culinary Center in May 2009.
(Oxford English Dictionary)
The highest level, spec. with reference to politics and international relations; also ellipt. for summit conference, meeting, etc., sense 4 below.
1950 W. S. CHURCHILL in Times 15 Feb. 4/2 It is not easy to see how things could be worsened by a parley at the summit, if such a thing were possible.
1955 Newsweek 11 Apr. 44/1 Only if the Big Four Foreign Ministers reached ‘a substantial measure of agreement’ would a further conference be convened—at the summit.
1957 P. FRANK Seven Days to Never i. 33 We haven’t knuckled under, not at the Summit or anywhere else, and..the alliance stands.
1958 Listener 14 Aug. 220/2 Then came the Czestochowa raid; the decision for this must have been taken at the summit.
Jay’s Strange Blog
Friday, May 01, 2009
New York Swag
Few things are as excruciating in life as getting up at 4:30am (after having gone to bed at 1:30am) to catch the 5:30am train to Nueva York.
I was in New York today to attend the New York Coffee Summit being held at the International Culinary Center and hosted by Edible Magazines. While I won’t go into heavy detail about what we discussed today (I’ll save that for another time), I will say that it was fun, informative and offered the perspective from the hardcore retail barista and roaster to the mass market segment that helped underscore the true challenge to those of us interested in pursuing coffee at the vanguard.
Up Now and What’s Next?
Monday, October 19, 2009
SECOND NATIONAL COFFEE SUMMIT
Fee: P 2,500/ person includes meals
AIM Conference Center
October 26, 2009, 8am – 5pm
You may logon to http://www.coffeeboard.com.ph to know more about this event.
Thursday, 22 October 2009
Fox News vs. The White House: it’s on
by Crikey intern Aaron Flanagan
In a postscript to the”‘cup of coffee” summit, Fox News published this mildly positive story about Obama on its website yesterday morning, suggesting a split decision draw.
Sarah Palin and Hillary Clinton: The Coffee Summit?
By Noel Sheppard
November 15, 2009 - 11:10 ET
Barack Obama had his Beer Summit.
Will they call a meeting between former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton the Coffee Summit?
Such seems possible after Clinton’s discussion about Palin with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos on Sunday’s “This Week.”
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Hillary Clinton On MTP: “Absolutely” Look Forward To Coffee With Sara Palin
Clinton on Meet the Press
Gregory: “Is this someone you would like to sit and have coffee with and do you plan to read the book?”
Clinton: “Well I’d absolutely would look forward to having coffee, I’ve never met her and I think it would be very interesting to sit down and talk with her...I’m ready to have a cup of coffee, maybe I can make a case on the issues we disagree on”
New York (NY) Daily News
Coffee summit? Hillary Clinton ‘happy’ to chat over coffee with Sarah Palin
BY Samuel Goldsmith
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER
Sunday, November 15th 2009, 11:48 AM
Hillary Clinton might be ready to break bread with Sarah Palin—or at least share a cup of java.
Clinton “absolutely would look forward to having coffee” with the former Alaska Governor and veep candidate, the senator said on “Meet The Press” Sunday.
“I’m ready to have a cup of coffee,” Clinton told host David Gregory.
New York (NY) Times
Palin Finds One Bond With Clinton
By SARAH WHEATON
Published: November 15, 2009
Could there be a “coffee summit” in the future between Hillary Rodham Clinton — the secretary of state, runner-up for the Democratic presidential nomination, former senator and author — and Sarah Palin, author, former Republican vice-presidential candidate and former governor?
Mrs. Clinton smiled and replied, “Well, you know, I’ve never met her.”
“And look,” she continued, “I’d look forward to sit down and talk with her. Obviously, we’re going to hear a lot more from her in the upcoming weeks with her book coming out, and I would look forward to having a chance to actually get to meet her.”
Within hours of that appearance, the blogosphere had already christened a potential tête-à-tête as the “coffee summit.”