Dining Cafe Jiran - Bistro | Coffee Bar

Café Jiran

Extraordinary coffee located only 3 doors away from the Blue Waters Hotel

cafe-jiran-durbancafe-jiran-durban-best-coffee


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 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
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
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
Thank you for the excellent service that that was given to us on Nirvan's birthday. The entire staff of Blue Waters was magical from start to … read more
Ms Kishore
Three years ago myself and my husband had a holiday in Durban we stayed at the Blue waters Hotel. The services were go great and the staff was … read more
felicia
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
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
Jayshree Philip
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 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 take this opportunity to thank you for making my wedding day so special, you were absolutely great, you went out of your way to … read more
Jacqui and Joey
I just want to thank you for a stunning wedding venue - it was absolute fairytale dream come true - everyone enjoyed themselves to the bone! I will … read more
Tanja de Kock
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
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
I have, over the past few years, been a guest at a few Durban hotels but I can say without a doubt that the service and professionalism at the Blue … read more
R Mudliar
We stayed in the hotel from the 4/11/12 to the 09/11/12 and what a pleasant surprise to hear that we have been upgraded to a suite as this was our 1 … read more
Monique Millward
  • We offer two options:

    Check real-time availability
    Pay online with a credit or debit card
    Book now

    Reservation enquiry
    Once availability is confirmed, pay via EFT
    Enquire now

    Terms & Conditions

B

o

o

k

 

N

o

w

!