Watch out for the new donut chain in town! J.Co is quietly going on a growth tear where the perpetual line never dries up. I was delighted when Sid told me that the PR & Promotion Executive, Miss Intan invited us floggers to know more about how J.Co has come along.
Spare me some time for a historical review, will you? The Managing Director, Johnny Andrean, a renowned hair stylist in Indonesia is a big donuts fan. It has motivated him to open up the first J.Co outlet in Indonesia at June 26. As per day, there are 26 outlets throughout Indonesia and it has been expanding abroad to Bukit Bintang Malaysia, soon at Sunway Pyramid Malaysia and Singapore.
Every outlet has different design and ambiance where the Pavillion outlet is more to the hip and hype type with denim and leather as the main concept with jeans button lighting design, custom made denim lounge and some really cute story board table. The main attraction here is clearly the impressive vertical dotted line resembling zips and the long array of J.Co cuppies.
2. 20 pieces of donuts are placed in each tray before it is send in to the chiller (normal temperature)
3. In a blink of eyes, the donuts are taken out from the chiller and they will stay at the room temperature for 5 minutes before they were deep fried in sunflower oil.
4. The final step would be glacing and filling. When the donuts have cooled, dip each top surface into the glaze and then flip over and cool on a tray. Most filling work are done by machine but softer filling such as vanilla and tiramisu are done manually.
5. J.Co is very stringent on their Quality Control where every donuts dough must weight the same and any glacing or topping work gone haywire will be thrown away.
J.Co’s coffee is a blend of 5 origins: Brazil, Venezuela, Costa Rica, Bolivia, and Indonesia. All were roasted, packed and aired to its respective store together to give you the distinctive flavour of the combination.
From Left: Mochabella, Toffee O, Ice Chocolate (Best Seller)
Glazzy is one of the most famous donut in J.CO. It is glazed with American honey while it is still hot. The honey glaze will lovingly fill your mouth with a wonderful melting sensation.
Al Capone was a notorious gangster thug and ruthless thief who ruled a criminal empire. He was the most sought after man back then, the Belgium chocolate meet Californian crunchy almond donut was name as such because it is the ‘Most Wanted’ donut at J.Co.
Coco Loco with dark chocolate inside and out. Do not attempt to bite this on your first date, as the yummylicious bitter sweet dark chocolate filling will spill over.
Why nut is another variation with American peanut butter filling and white chocolate toppings. It could be a staple food because the peanut butter is so rich and satisfying.
Cheese me up, with New Zealand cheese on top and teeny weeny bits of chives won the guys’ vote. Savoury donut is really something for a change.
Miss Green T – The Japanese Matcha is tremendously intense sweetness and has a very deep flavour. One of my favourite flavour!
Verdict: These colourful and evil little rings are sweet and tasty, especially with the freeze (ice blended). The donut it self is cotton soft, cushy and fluffy. The glazing and toppings are sweeter as compared to the Big Apple’s, which someone with sweet tooth like me would love it. My top pick would be Alcapone, Miss Green T and Coco Loco while the Glazzy is a tad too sweet for my liking.
One will be in great dilemma because there are so many varieties of donut to select a favorite from. Miss Intan told us that you an actually tell the roving donut boys that you would wana have Top 3, Top 6, Top 12 or even Top 24 where they will drop the best selling flavours into your box.
Price for Glazzy and Assorted Donuts are:
½ Dozen 9.60
2 Dozen 28.60
½ Dozen 11.00
2 Dozen 33.40
Price for Medium Beverages:
Cafe Latte 8.60
Iced Chocolate 8.10
Green Tea 10.00
Price for Regular Beverages:
Cafe Latte 9.10
Iced Chocolate 9.10
Oreo Freeze 11.90
Green Tea 11.00
*prices above are subjected to 5% gov tax.
J. Co Donuts & Coffee