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

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
I came to your hotel 2 times already and I must say it was a pleasure. Loved your breakfast the rooms are lovely.
Jabu Snakho
The party really was the best I have been to in Private Bank, the food was absolutely delicious, hot and plenty of it and so much choice!!! And it … read more
Beverley - Nedbank Private Bank  Umhlanga Suite
Thank you for such an amazing hotel!! Reinhardt and Emma are the most helpful people, they are friendly, welcoming and polite. I stay at your hotel … read more
Lindy Davidson
Thanks for the lovely stay. Blue Waters has that charm and hospitality of a time gone by.
Keep it up.
Daryl
Gary and I would like to thank you so much for making our wedding day a fairy tale wedding.  It was so well organised and the catering and … read more
Gary and Kerry
I wanted to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all that you have done to ensure that this function is the best that we have ever attended. … read more
Ian and Sharon
We just got back from honeymoon last Friday, and yes, its been hectic.
Shaun and I just wanted to let you know how special you made our wedding day … read more
Shaun & Jacqui
I have, over the past few years, been a guest at a few Durban hotels but I can say without a doubt that the service and professionalism at the Blue … read more
R Mudliar
A BIG thank you to everybody involved in making Montpelier's annual art auction, which was a huge success! The guests thoroughly enjoyed the … read more
Elisabeth Jiran
Three years ago myself and my husband had a holiday in Durban we stayed at the Blue waters Hotel. The services were go great and the staff was … read more
felicia
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
On behalf of my husband, my daughter Janine and her husband Peter, I would like to take this opportunity to convey a heartfelt thank you for the … read more
S Sandy
I just want to thank you and your team for your excellent service and help in every way.
Without doubt we will make use of your venue and services … read more
Prof Ignatius G.P. Gous
Words cannot express how wonderful our wedding was! We just want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for a most memorable wedding day, your … read more
EVERT & LINDA
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