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

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
On behalf of the Chairman and members of the Natal By Pass Club, a very big thank you for arranging the venue for Sunday lunch 28 November.

The … read more
Shirley - NATAL BY PASS CLUB
Thanks for the lovely stay. Blue Waters has that charm and hospitality of a time gone by.
Keep it up.
Daryl
Thank you for the wonderful reception and the effort put into making my reception look as i wanted. It was great. The food was absolutely divine and … read more
Sonya Collins
I would like to thank you very much for making my son's wedding such a memorable one. From when we first visited your hotel and saw Colleen and … read more
J Jacky
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
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.
The Outdoor … read more
Stephen
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
Dear Blue Waters
I stayed in room Family Room 1614 on the 12th of June to celebrate my 40th birthday and I can say that my experience in this … read more
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