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

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 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 booked four rooms for 4 couples from 08 August 2012 to 11 August 2012 and believe me, we had a brilliant time with Blue waters hotel, perfect … read more
Patience Shilowa
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
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
Your hospitality and helpfulness throughout this event has been out of this world.
Just to let you know that you will definitely get all of my … read more
Kim - Travelex Retail Foreign Exchange
Thank you so much for a wonderful evening at the Blue Waters Hotel, our end of year function was a great hit! It was so great to walk in and … read more
Lyn Aird
we stayed at the hotel on the 28 august to the 30 august 2011 and we had a wondrfull time thank you and your staff
martha thandiwe swats
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
To all the Blue Waters Hotel Staff

Thank you for the wonderful service we received during the World Youth Maths week - a very big thank you to … read more
Ronel Mitchell
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
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
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
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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