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For the coffee aficionado, understanding all the subtleties that make a great cup can be a very enjoyable process. 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.

Not here. Instead, at Cafe Jiran you’ll find absurdly high-quality, delicious, rich, espresso drinks that will make you wonder how you ever drank the other stuff.

The bean, the roast, and the grind are the three defining elements that  can make a good coffee into 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, the fact that it should be served within 7 days of roasting 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 - a hand-cultivated 100% Arabica - and after it has been freshly roasted to perfection, it’s now over to the  Barista. Every coffee 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.

 

Cafe Jiran offers you a selection of freshly roasted coffees from around the world.

espresso

Espresso Extraordinaire is a blend of some of the world’s finest hand cultivated beans, including Ethiopian Sidamo, Zambian AAA, Java Kalossi and Brazilian. Artisan roasted before being expertly prepared by a Café Jiran barista, every cup is an exquisite experience.


In their journey from the tree to the cup, coffee beans must pass through the hands of many people of unstinting dedication and talent before being transformed into extraordinary coffee. Only a few coffees can live up to such a claim.


Discover one that can. Espresso Extraordinaire is roasted to perfection for a nutty, full-bodied taste with a smooth finish that caresses your palate and lingers long after the last drop.


Go on, surrender your senses to the sheer pleasure of a truly extraordinary coffee.


afrique-du-cafe

Afrique du Cafe is a blend of natural and washed coffees from the premier African growing regions of Kenya, Zambia and Ethiopia. These African coffees are characterised by a lively and often wild taste.


This is a spirited coffee with a dark roast character. The bright acids and wildness are subdued and the result is an exceptionally complex and caramel sweet cup, which is extremely mellow and smooth.


IDEAL FOR FILTER MACHINE, FRENCH PLUNGER, ITALIAN
AND OTHER ESPRESSO MACHINES. AUTOMATED "CUP TO BEAN MACHINES" INCLUDING THE SPRADA, SAECO & JURAR RANGE.

 


costa-rica

Costa Rica’s coffee success is the result of geography, the near perfect growing conditions and, most importantly, the people of Costa Rica who cultivate only the best beans.

Costa Rican law prohibits the production of any variety of coffee other than Arabica.Strictly Hard Bean (SHB) coffee is grown at high altitude and the rich volcanic soils play an integral part in bean growth.

Costa Rican coffee offers aficionados a light, clean, bright and full-bodied flavour profile.

 

 

 


ethiopia

Ethiopia, the birthplace of coffee, produces some of the most varied, unique and interesting coffees in the world. In Southern Ethiopia, Yirgacheffe beans are grown at a high altitude in the mountainous regions of the Sidamo district.


Organically grown and hand picked these coffee beans are processed by the "wet method" which results in a light, sweet fruity acidity, and a floral aroma with subdued spice notes.


Many consider Yirgacheffe coffee as the cream of the crop in Ethiopia and legend has it that it was the only coffee fit for the ancient Ethiopian palace of King Jiran.

 


colombia

Colombian coffee is sought after for its rich taste and full flavour. Coffee thrives when grown at high altitudes in warm weather, and Colombia offers a perfect environment.


Even in Colombia producing fine coffee still takes skill and persistence. In the northeastern mountainous region near Bucaramanga in the Santander state, many dedicated, small, independent coffee growers known as minifundios cultivate, harvest and wet-process the world famous Colombian coffee beans.


These milder coffee beans with a medium body are low in acidity and have a rich, lively, distinctive character.

 

 


guatemala

Guatemala is responsible for growing some of the finest coffees in the world. Due to a varied climate, soil conditions, seasonal rainfall, the mountainous altitude and relative temperature, the country has eight distinct coffee-growing areas.


Cultivated coffee from the North Western and highest region, namely the Huehuetenango ("way-way-te-nan-go") region is categorized as SHB (Strictly Hard Bean) which represents the highest quality.


Due to the remote and mountainous regions the coffee is cultivated according to traditional methods requiring extremely labour intensive practices, which is carried over in the character and profile of the coffee.


These coffees are bright, aromatic, and fruity.

 


decaf

For those who love coffee but do not want the caffeine buzz. You’ll enjoy the Café Jiran select Decaf Columbo.

 

The green beans are decaffeinated in Germany by the CO2 method.
We lightly roast our decaf for a light and smooth coffee profile.