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 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 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
Bruce and I would just like to thank you all so very much for making our wedding days so special. The decor in the garden as well as the reception … read more
Bruce and Michelle Donkin
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
Morne and I thank all your staff for all your hard work with our wedding. Our friends and family are still talking about how great the service and … read more
Toni Smith
Thanks for the lovely stay. Blue Waters has that charm and hospitality of a time gone by.
Keep it up.
Daryl
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I had the most restful holiday I could imagine at this beautiful hotel. The staff are so warm and welcoming and their food is divine !

If … read more
Varusha
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
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
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
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
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I stayed in room 418 and I can say that my experience with this hotel has been memorable, the service was friendly, the people there are … read more
Keelan Francis
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
Nonto
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
Hi, I attended Clyde and Tanita McCarthy's Wedding on Saturday the 10th September, 2011. I was so impressed with everything that you did for … read more
Mrs. Joy Miller
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