J.CO Donuts and Coffee finally lands in Cebu!

J.CO Donuts and Coffee has made splashes since it first opened in the Philippines in 2012, and with bold moves to expand north and south, east and west to the other regions of the Philippines, THE LONG WAIT IS OVER! J.CO finally comes to the Visayas with not one but two stores to simultaneously open on September 2, 2014, at Cebu’s largest malls, SM City Cebu and Ayala Center Cebu.

J.CO SM City Cebu Ayala Center Cebu
The Cebu Bloggers Society, Inc. (CBSI) was present at the pre-opening media event at J.CO’s SM City Cebu branch earlier today.

J.CO will open with a big bang as it celebrates its arrival in one of the most dynamic and upbeat cities in the Philippines with surprise giveaways of free donuts for the first fifty (50) customers of both of its newest stores. With a huge crowd expected, the first three J.CO-ers at both stores will receive a bountiful one-year (1) supply pass of J.CO’s wonderful treats of donuts and coffee.

JCo SM City Cebu
Donut Overload! Which one is your pick?

Cebuanos can now take their time in indulging in the J.CO lifestyle concept with its innovative range of donuts with their quirky names, interesting cups of J.COffee beverages, and cool servings of J.COol frozen yogurt. Everyone will be treated to an all-out J.CO treatment as the bustling sights and sounds of freshly-made donuts and hand-crafted beverages will surround customers and will be served one after the other, filling the air with a mix of energizing, roasted coffee scents and the wafting warm, cozy aroma of the infamous donuts. Signature J.CO treats like Alcapone, with its white Belgian chocolate and roasted Californian almond slices on top of J.CO’s trademark soft-bite donut, and JCoccino, J.CO’s own version of the cappuccino, will make their presence known among the multiple sets of snug and relaxing seating.

JCo SM City Cebu
If you happen to pass by one of J.CO Donuts & Coffee outlets, you will actually get to see how your donuts are done from their open kitchen. There, you will also be able to smell the delicious flavor of your warm donuts.

Starting as a concept by Indonesian entrepreneur Johnny Andrean, which came alive with its first branch in Jakarta, Indonesia in 2005, J.CO has since grown to open up more branches across the region such as Malaysia and Singapore. By 2012, J.CO reached the Philippines with its local exclusive franchise rights and operations held by Contemporain Foods, Inc. With these two newest stores right in the heart of the Visayas region, J.CO marks another milestone as the brand, touted as Southeast Asia’s fastest-growing coffee chain, finds itself nestled among the company of the equally buzzing cityscape of Cebu.

JCo SM City Cebu
J.CO only roasts the freshest beans for their coffee.

JCo SM City Cebu
J.CO Coffee Master showed us how to make the perfect espresso shot using a Nuova Simonelli espresso machine.. I tried to do it myself, but failed miserably. LOL

Offering perfectly-paired treats and cozy-nooks, J.CO will surely make its splash felt and lastingly settle in the hearts of Cebuanos, that I am sure of.

JCo SM City Cebu
Cozy enough? Yes! This is how J.CO at SM City Cebu looks like

J.CO in Cebu can be found in:
SM City Cebu – lower ground floor, main mall
Ayala Center Cebu – level 1, The Terraces

*All photos used in this post were taken using the iPhone 5S

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