Lubeca Chocolate Couvertures
Lubeca - Chocolate in its finest form
Lubeca is a family of chocolates, marzipans, pralines and nuts. Their chocolates are all made using specially selected cocoa varieties from Ghana, Venezuela, Trinidad, Madagascar and Peru. They are particularly known for their incredibly smooth mouthfeel and high shine, which is achieved by intensively grinding the mass until the solid matter's particle size is reduced to around 16 microns, (sixteen thousandths of a millimetre). A lengthy conching process also ensures a very clean and mellow taste, accentuating the quality and flavour characteristics of the cocoa.
Regarding ethics and sustainability, Lubeca make the following statement: "To ensure sustainability in Africa, we are in favour of using UTZ or Fairtrade certified cocoa for the manufacturing of our chocolates. We guarantee sustainability for our South American fine cocoa varieties as we directly source cocoa beans from small cooperatives in Peru (organic), Venezuela, Trinidad, Ecuador and the Amazon region. As a result of our direct contact with the cooperatives, we can assure that there is no abusive child labour, no clearing of primeval forests, nor discrimination against women or foreign workers and that all regulated working conditions are fully met. Our varieties from South America are also available in UTZ and Fairtrade certified quality. Additionally, we would like to remark that customers who buy our chocolate with UTZ or Fairtrade certification and are interested in declaring their final product as either UTZ or Fairtrade certified, must also obtain the relevant certification for their business."
Lubeca has long been known for their premium quality marzipan, achieving an authentic flavour worlds apart from the overly sugary, preservative-filled marzipans we have all experienced in the past! This, teamed with their method of grinding rather than cutting their almonds and sugar before roasting in open copper vessels, is what sets these almond products apart from their cheaper counterparts. Our range of Lubeca marzipans contain a higher than usual proportion of almond to sugar, which means they taste less sugary-sweet and pair beautifully with other flavours.
Lubeca produces 20,000 tonnes of marzipan at their factory in the German city of Lübeck every year!
Lubeca Pralines Pastes and Nuts
Pralinés are a combination of sugar and nuts – usually hazelnuts or almonds. Lubeca pralines contain a high proportion of nuts and taste smooth and buttery. We sell Lubeca semi-liquid and sliceable pralines.
Also available from Lubeca are premium quality nuts, in ideal pack sizes for chocolate work.