Dining Cafe Jiran - Bistro | Coffee Bar

Café Jiran

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


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

A thanks to you and your team for playing an exceptional role in our wedding celebration. Amazing compliments were received from family and friends … read more
The Wus
Your hospitality and helpfulness throughout this event has been out of this world.
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A big thank you to all Blue Waters Hotel staff for their awesome hospitality during my stay. It was great to see old and new faces and that … read more
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