Great BBQ Needs Great Charcoal

The high performing charcoal with eco-friendly credentials. Coconut charcoal is upcycled from used coconut shells, a by-product of the coconut industry. As well as impressive green credentials, our sustainably sourced cocoshell charcoal is very high performance – it burns hotter and lasts longer than ordinary timber-based lumpwood charcoal and briquettes.

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What is Coconut Shell Charcoal?

Coconut shell charcoal briquettes are made from used coconut shells, a by-product of the coconut industry. As no trees are felled or deforested in making coconut charcoal, it is widely acknowledged as being more sustainable and better for the environment than normal timber-based charcoal.

Coconut charcoal also performs very well.  It lasts much longer and burns far hotter than normal charcoal.

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Why Choose ProQ Coconut Shell
Charcoal Briquettes?

At ProQ we only use the highest food grade cocoshell charcoal sustainably sourced from Indonesia.  Beware of cheaper, low quality imitations!  They are 100% natural with no nasty fillers or additives - in fact, we use tapioca starch to naturally bind our briquettes together.

Our low carbon footprint briquettes are square, not round so they are very efficient to transport in  boxes rather than bags. In fact, they take up less than 65% less space than ordinary wood based lumpwood charcoal or ‘pillow’ shaped bags of briquettes. If that wasn’t enough, our cocoshell briquettes are approved to be used in urban smoke free zones, so next time you light a BBQ you won’t annoy the neighbours!

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ProQ Barbecues & Smokers, Charcoal BBQs & Food Smoking Products
ProQ Barbecues & Smokers, Charcoal BBQs & Food Smoking Products

What makes ProQ Coconut Shell Charcoal Briquettes better?

Our high performance restaurant grade charcoal briquettes are low odour and emit very little smoke.  They produce a tiny 3-5% ash because they contain no fillers or additives and are 100% natural. This low ash content means they are compatible for all charcoal BBQ’s including Weber, Landmann and Napoleon and ceramic kamado grills such as Big Green Egg, Kamado Joe, Primo & Monolith. 

Cheaper, lower grade alternatives are available on the market, but they do not perform as well - emitting more smoke with shorter burn times and high ash levels. 


It depends on the quality grade.  The premium ProQ Cocoshell briquettes burn 2-3 times longer than ordinary timber-based charcoals.

Yes, cocoshell charcoal burns much hotter than ordinary charcoal.

Yes, it is. We recommend using a chimney starter, or you can use the stack method.

No, the cocoshell performs like good quality restaurant grade charcoal – great tasting authentic BBQ flavours every time. 

Yes, ProQ cocoshell charcoal is restaurant grade.  It is used by several professional chefs and competition BBQ teams.

Yes, you can use ProQ cocoshell in ceramic BBQ’s because we only use the highest grade of coconut shell charcoal that creates the low ash content required in kamado grills.