Dining Cafe Jiran - Bistro | Coffee Bar

Café Jiran

Extraordinary coffee located only 3 doors away from the Blue Waters Hotel

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For the coffee aficionado, those that understand all the subtleties that go to make a great cup, can be a very enjoyable process; an appreciation for those who strive to achieve the perfect cup, takes on a new respect.

Café Jiran is founded in a philosophy grounded in the traditional, European view of coffee - a smooth drink that is meant to be sipped and enjoyed over easy conversation, not a drug to keep you awake, or the commercialised coffee experience offering quick grab-and-go caffeine jolts. best-coffee-in-durbanNot here. Instead, at Café Jiran you’ll find absurdly high-quality, delicious, rich, espresso drinks that will make you wonder how you ever drank the other stuff.

best-cup-of-coffee-in-durbanThe bean, the roast, and the grind are the three defining elements that  can make a good coffee an extraordinary coffee.
The bean: There are two basic categories into which all coffee beans can be sorted; Robusta and Arabica.
Robusta: these beans are hardier and a lot easier and cheaper to grow than Arabica. Robusta beans have twice the caffeine content of Arabica, but tend to produce a more bitter brew with a musty flavour and less body. Robusta is generally sold to less discriminating consumers in profit-driven restaurant chains; pre-roasted, pre-ground, cans of supermarket “coffee”; or freeze-dried to make instant “coffee”
Arabica: is grown only in high altitudes and requires constant care, these delicate plants produce a coffee bean that has a delightful complexity in taste and a far superior flavour to the Robusta beans. Only 100% Arabica beans are served at Café Jiran.
The roast: Besides the delicate art of blending and roasting an excellent coffee, a little-known fact is that it should be served within 7 days of roasting. This essential element is, more often than not, conveniently overlooked. At Café Jiran we know that our extraordinary coffee requires expertly selected and blended, freshly roasted beans.
The grind: having selected the perfect bean - always a hand-cultivated 100% Arabica - and after it has been freshly roasted to perfection, it’s now over to the Barista. Every cup of coffee at Café Jiran is ‘ground on demand’, and for optimal freshness and aroma it must be brewed within 4 minutes of grinding.

The Barista must set his grind many times throughout the day; too coarse and a bitter taste dominates; too fine and the acidity comes forward. Get it perfect and you have a Café Jiran extraordinary coffee... enjoy the extraordinary experience.

What Our Customers Say

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Just wanted to say a huge thank you to all the staff at the Blue Waters May so enjoyable. I was taking part in the Comrades Marathon & … read more
Steve Goodwin
Dear Lechelle,
I just wanted to say thank you so much for making my wedding day a very special one. Everyone loved the wedding,you are the best … read more
Nikita
I had the best and restful holiday ever Blue water is the most beautiful place I have ever been, I cannot book any other hotel the staff is very … read more
ZANELE MATHONSI
We just got back from honeymoon last Friday, and yes, its been hectic.
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Shaun & Jacqui
We stayed in the hotel from the 4/11/12 to the 09/11/12 and what a pleasant surprise to hear that we have been upgraded to a suite as this was our 1 … read more
Monique Millward
Thank you for the excellent service that that was given to us on Nirvan's birthday. The entire staff of Blue Waters was magical from start to … read more
Ms Kishore
I would like to thank the staff and everyone at the hotel for a wonderful time. Travelling with 2 small children is very hard but everything was so … read more
Samantha Billings
I enjoyed my stay at the Blue Water. Stayed in Room 1712 with a wonderful view of the South and East Africa (Indian) Ocean. I felt at home while away … read more
Livison Mutekede
Thanks for the lovely stay. Blue Waters has that charm and hospitality of a time gone by.
Keep it up.
Daryl
Just a quick say Thank You for the lovely way you decorated the venue and tables for our function on Friday night. Everything was perfect the … read more
Lois Victory Christian Academy
Thank you so much for a wonderful evening at the Blue Waters Hotel, our end of year function was a great hit! It was so great to walk in and … read more
Lyn Aird
Stayed from Feb 26 to March 06 2013. Had a great stay with absolutely no complaints from the clean fresh room to the superb Breakfasts.
The Outdoor … read more
Stephen
We would like to thank you for ensuring that all was in order for the wedding and literally exceeding our expectations. The pool deck looked … read more
Stacey Jacobs
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S Sandy
I can't book another place, Blue Waters is very warm and my kids vote for it all the way.... Thanks for your hospitality from the Reception, … read more
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