Forum Activity for @Bruce Toy (Coppeneur)

Bruce Toy (Coppeneur)
@Bruce Toy (Coppeneur)
02/07/11 12:54:09AM
15 posts

What's on YOUR chocolate bucket list?


Posted in: Travels & Adventures

1) Savour the Salon du Chocolat in Paris

2) Visit a cocoa plantation

3) Expose the psychopathic nature of the Multinational Chocolate Corporations.


Bruce Toy (Coppeneur)
@Bruce Toy (Coppeneur)
01/22/11 05:43:17PM
15 posts

C-Spot Chocolate Census Now Online


Posted in: Tasting Notes

www.c-spot.com

They rate more than 700 Bars and 300 'Boxed Chocolates".

Annual Membership is $19.


updated by @Bruce Toy (Coppeneur): 04/10/15 12:38:08PM
Bruce Toy (Coppeneur)
@Bruce Toy (Coppeneur)
12/26/10 02:13:55AM
15 posts

Information on Madagascar


Posted in: News & New Product Press

Coppeneur also purchases their Madagascar beans from Akesson.
Bruce Toy (Coppeneur)
@Bruce Toy (Coppeneur)
02/25/11 11:09:35PM
15 posts

Has anyone attempted flavoring their chocolates with beer?


Posted in: Tech Help, Tips, Tricks, & Techniques

Coppeneur Germany produces a dark ganache filled chocolate bar made with beer brewed by the "Neuzelle Kloster" Brewery. It's a "Schwarzbier" or "Black Abbot" beer. The brewery is located on the grounds of a 12th century Catholic Monastery. Coppeneur has produced this bar for more than 6 years.

Click HERE for more information.
Bruce Toy (Coppeneur)
@Bruce Toy (Coppeneur)
05/16/10 02:41:58AM
15 posts



Coppeneur Chocolate sells 5kg pails of cocoa nibs from organic plantation "Hacienda Iara" in Ecuador and organic plantaion "Menavava" in Madagascar.I can be contacted through coppeneurchocolate.com for wholesale pricing.
Bruce Toy (Coppeneur)
@Bruce Toy (Coppeneur)
05/16/10 02:36:44AM
15 posts

Chocolate without Soy Products


Posted in: News & New Product Press

Hi Danielle,Coppeneur Chocolate produces dark and milk couverture without soy lecithin sourced from an organic plantation in Ecuador that grows Nacional Arriba beans.You can order it on-line at coppeneurchocolate.comAll Coppeneur single-origin bars are made without soy-lecithin.
Bruce Toy (Coppeneur)
@Bruce Toy (Coppeneur)
11/08/09 08:41:20PM
15 posts

Nibs


Posted in: Tasting Notes

Coppeneur produces organic nibs from Plantation Menavava in Madagascar (Trinitario Beans) and organic nibs from Plantation Hacienda Iara in Ecuador (Nacional Arriba Beans). The flavour characteristics of the Menavava nibs and Hacienda Iara nibs are unique.
Bruce Toy (Coppeneur)
@Bruce Toy (Coppeneur)
05/08/09 02:21:30PM
15 posts

The C-Spot Chocolate Rating Site Online Soon


Posted in: Tasting Notes

Ooops,The C-Spot.com chocolate rating site was online for a few hours and then removed. It will be remain online permanently in 3 weeks.
Bruce Toy (Coppeneur)
@Bruce Toy (Coppeneur)
05/07/09 08:44:24PM
15 posts

The C-Spot Chocolate Rating Site Online Soon


Posted in: Tasting Notes

After several years in development the new chocolate rating site, the C-Spot will soon be on-line.www.c-spot.com
updated by @Bruce Toy (Coppeneur): 04/10/15 09:44:28PM
Bruce Toy (Coppeneur)
@Bruce Toy (Coppeneur)
11/02/08 10:08:47PM
15 posts

Wholesale Fair Trade Organic chocolate


Posted in: Tasting Notes

Coppeneur creates couverture from a single organic plantation in Ecuador and a single organic plantation in Madagascar. Their couverture is not "Fair Trade". Correct me if I'm wrong but it's my understanding that "Fair Trade" chocolate and coffee must be sourced from a farmers co-op. In other words chocolate or coffee from a single plantation can never be labeled as fair trade.Fair trade chocolate or coffee can sometimes be a marketing ploy to sell sub-standard beans. Certain consumers will only purchase fair trade chocolate or coffee because it makes them feel good, not because it tastes good.Outstanding cocoa and coffee beans are nearly always sold at prices above fair trade.
Bruce Toy (Coppeneur)
@Bruce Toy (Coppeneur)
10/09/08 01:43:21AM
15 posts

Chipotle in Chocolate


Posted in: Tech Help, Tips, Tricks, & Techniques

Coppeneur of Germany makes a Trinitario single origin bar from Trinidad thats flavoured with .015% habanero and .02% lavender oil. It's quite outstanding.I've read that chipotle goes well in hot chocolate or sipping chocolate.
Bruce Toy (Coppeneur)
@Bruce Toy (Coppeneur)
11/21/08 12:18:43AM
15 posts

Is Xocai everything it's made out to be?


Posted in: News & New Product Press

Xocai is made with sub-standard cocoa beans not unlike "Fair Trade" chocolate. Two effective methods to market awful beans.Within the past four years, the shares of three 'small' chocolate companies were bought out by "Big Chocolate". The quality of the bars (and price) was inevitably reduced. They are now sold through mulit-national drug and health food stores. The inferior chocolate of the Mulit-Nationals seems less dreadful.Haagen Das and Ben and Jerry's made "Big Ice Cream" look bad which meant the Mulit-Nationals had to take them out. The quality of these premium brands was inevitable reduced and now the sub-standard quality of "Big Ice Ceam" is less obvious.Power, greed, deception, control
Bruce Toy (Coppeneur)
@Bruce Toy (Coppeneur)
10/05/08 12:34:31AM
15 posts

Porcelana Cacao The best Cacao in the world?


Posted in: Opinion

The Coppeneur Limited Edition Mexican and Venezuela Porcelana bars were very successful so we've created a Limited Edition (very) Porcelana bar from Peru. www.coppeneurchocolate.com under "Media".The Peruvian Porcelana harvest was too small to put through the Coppeneur winnowing machine so we peeled the beans by hand.
Bruce Toy (Coppeneur)
@Bruce Toy (Coppeneur)
11/10/08 12:00:41AM
15 posts

Brands of and Sources for Organic Couverture


Posted in: Classifieds

Coppeneur Germany produces two varieties of excellent organic couverture:1) Plantation Hacienda lara (family operated), Ecuador: Organic Nacional Arriba Beans (72% dark and 55% milk)2) Plantation Menavava, Madagascar: Organic Trinitario Beans (72% dark and 55% milk)No vanilla and no soy lecithin.Available wholesale through Coppeneur Canada, Calgary, Alberta.www.coppeneurchocolate.comOddly enough only one pastry chef in North America is using Hacienda lara couverture(www.river-cafe.com) and the Madagascar couverture is not used by any pastry chef.Many North American restaurants have a philosophy of "Farm-to-Fork" and "Locally Sourced Sustainable Cuisine" and charge $49 for Locally Raised Organic Beef Tenderloin or $39 for "Diver" Sea Scallops (as apposed to much cheaper "drag-net" sea scallops) or have Penfolds Grange Hermitage Shiraz on their wine list but serve massed produced "Belgian" chocolate on their dessert menu.The companies that manufacture massed produced couverture support culinary schools and chef/pastry chef associations with free/discounted product. Apprentices supplied free chocolate for their pastry competitions may find $30/kg couverture unacceptable when they later become pastry chefs.I need to become proactive within my local pastry chef association.
Bruce Toy (Coppeneur)
@Bruce Toy (Coppeneur)
11/02/08 10:45:45PM
15 posts

What Makes an Artisan Chocolate Artisan?


Posted in: Opinion

Artisan bakers from Madagascar don't fly to Saskatchewan to find the best wheat and then ship it back home to grind into flour.