Jack Meets Kaldi is more than just your typical neighborhood cafe. It’s a community of coffee lovers heavily involved in the entire process of their coffee production, from farm to cup. They aim to serve premium quality beans and put great importance in training their staff to be excellent at what they do. Seems like they have all the ingredients necessary to make the best cafe, don’t you think? On our visit to their newly opened shop in San Juan, we caught a glimpse into the impressive (and delicious) work they’re doing by trying two filtered coffees. First is the Typica Finca Nancy, which they farm themselves in Benguet. It has a really unusual but pleasantly surprising flavor resembling the toastiness of Japanese rice crackers with a hint of Lanka fruit in the end. Then there’s the Ethiopia Demerso, an imported bean which they’ve thoughtfully sourced and selected for its quality and flavor. It has subtle floral and fruity tasting notes that pair exceptionally well with their blueberry cheesecake. (Yes, their cakes and pastries deserve some attention too!) Two very different types of coffees from two different regions—both rich in flavor. What a thrill to be able to try such variety in one shop!