Jeff Reppucci’ 14: Russian Studies Major
Founder of the online business, Jeff is excited to announce the launch of Eridu Market and Magdalena Premium Colombian Coffee just in time for the holiday season.
Jeff was a Russian Studies Major at Holy Cross taking several courses on international politics and history. Through his liberal arts education, he was exposed to opportunities and experiences with international communities first hand. During his travels, he met with local business in different corners of the world. Jeff was so captivated by the stories and techniques of the artisans he met, he kept in touch with them long after leaving South America.
By creating Eridu, Jeff has established a platform to sell artisan made products and the Magdalena Coffee. Here he hopes to both expose the world to the talents of artisans, and help the artisans share their stories and sell to the U.S. market. Jeff believes his company shares the values of his liberal arts education of authenticity, quality and cultural exchange.
Authentic Products with Authentic Stories: Welcome to Eridu
Through close personal relationships and equitable partnerships with talented artisans and coffee farmers, Eridu brings you authentic styles, designs, and high-quality products from unique corners of the globe. Eridu currently only has products from Columbia, but Jeff and his team are working on expanding his network of artisans to Peru, Haiti, and Tanzania. Jeff’s goal is to empower people through culture and commerce. Discover Colombian art and culture today!
Single Origin Like Never Before: Magdalena Café
Unlike the vast majority of craft coffees in the US, Magdalena is purely single origin. The coffee is farmed, processed, roasted, and packaged in a mountain-side village by the people and culture who know coffee best- a true import product. The farmer, Leila, is one of the only female coffee farmers all of Colombia. This is the first time her coffee and this style of indigenous roast have been sold in the United States. Click to learn more about her story and the unique, aromatic flavor of Magdalena Café.
Pictured: Jeff Reppucci ’14 hand delivering his first online order to Prof. David Chu at Holy Cross.
MEET JEFF and see all of his products first hand at the Holiday Bazaar in the Hogan Ballroom tomorrow (12/8/17) from 10am-4pm for some holiday shopping. See you there!
— Thanks to Sarah Anderson ’20 & Rosangel Cruz Cabrera ’18 for collaborating to share this story.