J.CO Cebu Will Officially Open On September 2: What’s In It For Cebuanos?

“Dad-i kog J.CO donuts inig balik nimo sa Cebu!” (Bring J.CO donuts when you’re coming back to Cebu.)

I frequently hear this when somebody goes to Manila.

I frequently see similar statements on social media as well.

“There’s must be something about their donuts,” I told myself.

Why else would people be craving for them if they’re not great, right?

Perhaps a lot of Cebuanos prayed that a branch of J.CO will soon open.

I guess God has heard their prayers!

J.CO will not open one but two branches in Cebu and they will be officially open to the public tomorrow, September 2, 2014.

With all the buzz that’s been circulating around, a question came in to my mind.

J.CO SM City Cebu

J.CO SM City Cebu branch

“What’s in it for Cebuanos?”

Thankfully, the Cebu Bloggers Society were invited to an exclusive, first-hand, pre-opening J.CO Donuts and Coffee experience, so answering this question would be a breeze for me.

If you are wondering what the answer is, I can actually give you 3 reasons.

1. Cebuanos can enjoy innovative donut variants, coffee cups, and frozen yogurt made by J.CO Cebu.

In J.CO, Alcapone is not a person.

It’s their signature donut made of soft-bite donut topped with luscious white Belgian chocolate and roasted Californian almond slices.

If the description is not enough to make you drool, let my first-hand experience do it for you.

Yes, the donut is very soft and the almond slices complement the white Belgian chocolate, making the texture more crunchy and interesting.

Guess what the best part is?

You have a wide-array of donut choices!

Copa Banana, White Dessert, and Black Jack by J.CO Cebu Alcapone and Cheese Cakelicious by J.CO Cebu Coco Loco and Sugar Ice by J.CO Cebu Crunchy Crunchy, Jacky Chunk, and Glazzy by by J.CO Cebu Choco Caviar Chocolate, Choco Caviar Strawberry, and Mr. Green T by J.CO Cebu Blue Berrymore and Oreology by J.CO Cebu Heaven Berry and Why Nut by J.CO Cebu Avocado DiCaprio and Don Mochino by J.CO Cebu Don Mochino and Chconutzzy by J.CO Cebu

Jcoccino, J.CO’s signature cappuccino blend, is definitely a must-try for coffee lovers.

The interesting taste can be attributed to the Sumatra – Sulawesi coffee beans, which give off a flavor that’s not as heavy or full-bodied compared to African or Brazilian coffee beans.

It was Alejandro Mendez, 2011 World Barista Champion, who formulated Jcoccino for J.CO.



If you’re in the mood for yogurt, J.COOL frozen yogurt will overwhelm you with the wide-array of toppings for your cold white serve.

Toppings for J.COOL Frozen Yogurt

Toppings for J.COOL Frozen Yogurt

Toppings for J.COOL Frozen Yogurt

Toppings for J.COOL Frozen Yogurt

Toppings for J.COOL Frozen Yogurt

Toppings for J.COOL Frozen Yogurt

2. J.CO Cebu is going to give awesome freebies!

If you’re a J.CO fanatic and you know it, clap your hands! (clap clap clap!)

Try to wake up early tomorrow because free donuts will be given away to the first 50 customers in 2 of their branches.

  • J.CO SM City Cebu: Lower Ground Floor, SM City Cebu, North Reclamation Area, Cebu City
  • J.CO Ayala Center Cebu: Level 1, The Terraces, Ayala Center Cebu, Cebu Park District, Cebu City

If you are luckier, you might be given a gracious 1-year supply of J.CO donuts and coffee.

The 1-year supply is only applicable to the first 3 J.CO-ers. (I guess you should wake up very early at dawn for this.)

3. If you will support J.CO Cebu, you will be supporting a brand that’s made in Southeast Asia.


J.CO is made in Asia!

Not everybody knows that it all started in Indonesia back in 2005.

Thanks to Johnny Andrean, an entrepreneur from Indonesia, J.CO opened its first branch in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Branches soon expanded to Malaysia, Singapore, and the Philippines.

Contemporain Foods, Inc. holds the exclusive franchise rights and operations of J.CO here in the Philippines.

Now that you have an idea about the origin of J.CO and what it can offer to Cebuanos, are you willing to give it a try?

If I were you, I’d give it a try.

Don’t take my word for it.

Experience J.CO for yourself.

J.CO SM City Cebu branch

J.CO SM City Cebu branch

Which donut variants, coffee blends, or yogurt toppings are you going to try first?

Comment below using the hashtags #JCOcebu and #JCO.


7 thoughts on “J.CO Cebu Will Officially Open On September 2: What’s In It For Cebuanos?

  1. Now that’s a lot of selection for donut lovers, looks sweet!

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  2. Yummers! I’m sure this place is packed with people who loves sweets.

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  3. J Co is my doughnut of choice because it is not too sweet.

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  4. I would like to try the alcapone, looks delish!

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  5. The first time I encountered the word J.Co was when I and some Davao bloggers friends have and EB. Ang dami palang flavors to choose from itong donut brand na ito. Good for doughnut lovers.

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  6. I love J.Co donuts. They have a branch in Eastwood City where I work. My favorites are the Alcapone and Jacky Chunk. One more thing that I like about their donuts is that it is not so sweet. (unlike the other donut brands). I hope you have a great time enjoying all their varieties. I am sure you’ll keep coming back.

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  7. Oh wow! J.Co in Cebu!!! Yesss! Naa nay new laaganan! 😀

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