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

I would just like to say thank you for all your hard work and organisation, my wedding was all i could have imagined it to be and more, the food, the … read more
Toya and Jaryd
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
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.
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Steve Goodwin
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
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Carol
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
I would like to express my sincere thanks to you and your staff for a very efficiently organised function.

From the service to the food, I can … read more
Keith Demmer
Our event was undoubtedly a success! I cannot thank you enough for helping us out at such short notice.

The venue was beautiful, the food was … read more
Trish - The Nielsen Company SA
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.
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Stephen
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
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
thank all at blue waters hotel for making our weekend a pleasant one,keep up the good SERVICE you are providing.
Zanele Dube
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
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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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