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

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
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
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
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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
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
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 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
Just a quick say Thank You for the lovely way you decorated the venue and tables for our function on Friday night. Everything was perfect the … read more
Lois Victory Christian Academy
Firstly a big thank you to you both for making our recent function the success that it was. We always enjoy coming to the Blue Waters as we know that … read more
Barbie Brown
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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
Jayshree Philip
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I just wanted to say thank you so much for making my wedding day a very special one. Everyone loved the wedding,you are the best … read more
Nikita
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
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
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
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
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