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 had the most recent opportunity of having dinner and breakfast at the Versailles Restaurant. I would like to compliment the restaurant for the … read more
lorna crocker
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
Thank you for a fantastic evening. You can feel proud of a job well done. No problems, nothing. The compliments came flying to me that the venue … read more
Ingrid Branch Manager ABSA BANK La Lucia
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 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
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 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
Our event was undoubtedly a success! I cannot thank you enough for helping us out at such short notice.

The venue was beautiful, the food was … read more
Trish - The Nielsen Company SA
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
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
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 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
The party really was the best I have been to in Private Bank, the food was absolutely delicious, hot and plenty of it and so much choice!!! And it … read more
Beverley - Nedbank Private Bank  Umhlanga Suite
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