Cornelia Bean is a tribute to a fine lady named Cornelia Boon (1899-1934) who lived a short life in the tiny country of Holland. The word Boon in Dutch is Bean.
There were three granddaughters named after Cornelia and today her granddaughter in Canada, named Cory, is carrying on her belief in family, friends and fellowship with a cup of the best.
Cornelia Bean Ltd. is a Winnipeg-based company registered in the province of Manitoba. Cory Krul is president of Cornelia Bean Ltd, and her husband, Bob Krul, is partner and owner.
Cornelia Bean supplies retail and wholesale clients with fresh teas and tea blends and fresh roasted coffee beans. The company was established with respect for tradition and with a zeal for exploring new tastes. The company’s vision is to provide leadership in the tea and coffee market by providing high-quality and unique products.
Cornelia Bean Ltd. was started as a tribute to Mrs. Cornelia Boon (1899-1934) who was born in Holland in the town of Broek op Langedijk, a small town north of Amsterdam. She was a bright, young lady and full of life until she succumbed to Multiple Sclerosis at the young age of 35.
Cornelia had three children with her husband Abram, and each of her children had at least one child which they named Corrie, Corina and Cory. Today, her grandchild in Canada, Cory Krul, has chosen to take on her grandmother’s name in memory of her and her short, rich life.
It is interesting to note that Cornelia came from a country that has a tremendous history in trading coffee, tea and chocolate with the world. The concept of selling tea and coffee from the single shop is unique to the Netherlands as no other country in the world would have allowed these products to invade the same retail space. But this is beginning to change. Today there are several companies in the European Union that have successfully followed the old Dutch tradition of providing quality teas, coffees and chocolates from a single location. Cornelia Bean Ltd. is one of a few in North America with the capability to roast and blend on site for those with a need to try something different.
The Krul name, on the other hand, has a long tradition in making and selling cakes and chocolates out of specialty shops in Belgium and Holland and as such has inspired the design of the present day Cornelia Bean Ltd. facility and it’s unique line of products.
Cornelia Bean Ltd. is a novel retail concept for Canada. The company was established with respect for tradition as well as the need to experiment. We are leaders in our field for providing quality, value and innovative products. We are enthusiastic in our blending of fresh and natural products in order to provide an interesting taste experience for our customers.
We know you will enjoy these products with others, in the comfort of your own surroundings.
Cornelia Bean customers are part of the growing specialty tea and coffee movement in North America. Cornelia Bean provides leadership in the tea and coffee market by providing custom blends from all over the world to our customers looking for fresh and unique products. Education plays a paramount role in the Cornelia Bean concept.
Cornelia Bean Ltd. is committed to using only the best leaves and beans for our tea and coffee products. We deal only with the most reputable suppliers in countries of origin, and with the most reputable brokers in Canada.
Cornelia Bean offers fresh, new and extraordinary taste experiences...
Taste without the travel!
Cornelia Bean Ltd. is committed to providing the highest quality products and the highest standard of customer service so each and every patron has a memorable experience.
Cornelia Bean is dedicated to locating the highest quality loose-leaf tea and freshly roasted coffee and purchasing it from reputable and sustainable brokers.
Cornelia Bean is committed to working with local suppliers and leads the market in supporting its industry for the benefit of the local economy.
To ensure that every customer who walks in the door feels important and special. The entire experience within Cornelia Bean must be outstanding, and the customer should feel like every purchase is a gift.
To offer the best products from around the world and bring a taste of adventure and the extraordinary to every cup. Cornelia Bean provides its customers with the opportunity to savour "Taste Without the Travel™".
To support the local effort of suppliers, and at every opportunity to promote other local businesses that are partners in the industry.
To be inspired by the ever-changing environment of the industry, including new approaches to tea, coffee, and chocolate, as well as technological innovations.
Cornelia Bean Ltd. supports the following charitable organizations:
The MS Society of Manitoba
Mount Carmel Clinic, Winnipeg
Doctor's Without Borders
Friends of Assiniboine Park Conservatory