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

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
On behalf of the Building Inspectors and Seniors G Smith and C Tree, we would like to extend our most sincere thanks for hosting us with such great … read more
Roland - Special Projects and iTrump
On behalf of all who attended, please accept our sincere thanks for a wonderful occasion. From the start of negotiations to the end, everything was … read more
Warren and Kim
Thanks for the lovely stay. Blue Waters has that charm and hospitality of a time gone by.
Keep it up.
Daryl
Following a great stay in your hotel for my first Comrades Marathon in 2011, I returned once more for my second Comrades in June 2012.
I cannot … read more
Steve Goodwin
I just wanted to say thank you for your hospitality yesterday. The meal was delicious. The starters were very good and so was the sushi. The sole … read more
Diane IMPERIAL NISSAN
Thank you for organising such an elegant event. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, the DJ was GREAT and the food was fabulous! We really appreciate … read more
Nikki Ramphal
Just want to say a big THANK YOU for the wonderful wedding reception held on 18 December 2010.
It turned out to be a great evening with so much … read more
Benita & Werner
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
Thanks very much for the most efficient attention and service in putting this 75th party together. Everything worked like clockwork and the party was … read more
TRUDY & ROB
I must thank you all for a job well done. Our function was enjoyed by all. The food was excellent and the tables looked stunning. The DJ kept the … read more
Amanda Slabbert
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 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
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
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
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