On May 9, 1845 Johannes Heinrich Petrus Stubbe established Stubbe Chocolates in the northern German city of Meppen, laying the foundation for six generations of chocolate making. In 1989 Heinrich Josef Stubbe started a new chapter in the family business by moving the company to Canada. Today he, his son, Daniel, and his daughter, Anna continue their family's passion with boutique shops in Ottawa, Toronto, and Kanata.
At the Stubbe Chocolates shops we invite you to experience truffles, tortes, pastries, and sweets all created on the premises according to the high standards of the German Konditorei.
We at Stubbe Chocolates are the oldest family-owned business in the Ottawa Valley, and a prime destination in the heart of Ottawa. Under the supervision of Master Chocolatier and Pastry Chef Heinrich Stubbe, we strive to create unimaginable products hand-in-hand with our young chefs from Le Cordon Bleu Ottawa Culinary Arts Institute.
Picture (L-R): Daniel, Georgia, Heinrich, and Anna
Six years ago in Colombia, South America, I had my first amazing experience of seeing a Cocoa (CACAO) plantation, beautiful cocoa trees, and holding in my hands a cocoa pod. This monumental visit sparked major developments in my knowledge of chocolate.
After this experience I wanted to learn more about the complex and crucial process of growing, harvesting, fermenting, and drying cocoa. I intended to impress upon the cacao farmers that the quality of chocolate is born and bred in their plantations.
Throughout these past six years I have continued learning from them. They have taught me how fascinating and complicated the process is to achieve the right quality of cocoa, and I am teaching them how, as chocolatiers, we have the wonderful gift of making beautiful pieces of edible art.
Three years ago we jumped to the next stage of our project in Partnership with Procolcacao and we created our Nectar de Cacao. This is a drink, enjoyed hot or cold, created from pure 100% supreme cocoa paste and sugar cane. We also created our signature chocolate-covered cocoa beans and nibs. These premium cocoa beans and nibs are packed with antioxidants, flavonoids and minerals. They are wonderfully unique and gourmet treats.
Our next and more exciting step is to make our own couverture in Colombia and we are happy to announce we are close to achieving this goal.