Natural Charcoal | BBQ Charcoal | Shisha Charcoal | Sawdust Briquette

We have the highest quality range of BBQ Charcoal, Natural Charcoal, Shisha Charcoal, Japanese Charcoal, Long Lasting Charcoal, Nigerian Charcoal and Indonesian Charcoal available. Have a look at our range in more detail below.

Whether you are looking for natural charcoal, hardwood charcoal, lump wood charcoal, Japanese charcoal, Indonesian charcoal or sawdust briquettes we have the entire range available. Imported from around the globe to the highest specifications, just what you need to run the perfect outlet.

BBQ Charcoal

Types Available:
Natural Charcoal
Lumpwood Charcoal
Hardwood Charcoal
BBQ Briquettes
Coconut Shell
Sawdust Briquette

Shisha Charcoal

Types Available:
Coconut Shell
Natural Shisha Charcoal
Coconut Cubes
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Natural Charcoal – Hardwood Charcoal – Lumpwood Charcoal

This charcoal is made by burning wood in the absence of oxygen, and lump charcoal is the product of that. Since lump is charcoal in its most natural form, it’s no wonder purists will almost always prefer it. Beyond that, lump charcoal has a lot of attractive qualities; it lights faster, burns hotter, and leaves very little ash compared to briquettes. Lump charcoal is also more responsive to oxygen, making it easier to control the fire’s temperature if your grill has adjustable air vents.

Pros: Lights quickly, burns hotter, little ash production, easier temperature adjustment, all natural
Cons: Burns faster, more expensive, less consistent (bags can contain unusably small pieces of charcoal)


Technically, charcoal briquettes aren’t actual charcoal, but a combination of charcoal and other ingredients moulded into easy-to-light lumps. Kingsford Charcoal, for example, by far the most popular brand in the US, is made up of bits of charcoal, coal, starch (as a binder), sawdust, and sodium nitrate (to make it burn better). For the same reason that SPAM is cheaper than a whole ham, briquettes are cheaper to make than all-wood charcoal.

And charcoal briquettes are nothing to sneer at–competition grillers have won national contests with them. There are, however, three things that separate them from hardwood lump charcoal. First, briquettes are more consistent in their burn, since they’re all of uniform size. Second, briquettes have no distinct flavour of their own. Third, and maybe most importantly, all the binders and additives in the briquettes make for a much ashier burn. What this means for cooking is that the briquettes tend to top out at a lower heat than hardwood lump, as the ash acts to slightly suffocate and insulate the coals. The volume of ash that briquettes produces also means that you can’t use them effectively in ceramic grills like the Big Green Egg. If you’re using a brand with a ton of extra room for ash, briquettes work just fine.

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Sawdust Briquettes

Comprised of 100% pure sawdust compressed into briquettes. This form of charcoal is ideal for most industrial kitchens. A high quality sawdust briquette will have a low ash content similar to that of hardwood lump, but its high calorific value allows for intense heat. Due to the process in which it is made, sawdust briquettes have no smoke and sparks, generally the two most irritable parts for chefs, especially when grilling in small spaces. Depending on the quality of the briquettes there should be no smells. High quality manufacturers stay away from the addition of chemicals to speed up the ignition phase. Furthermore Sawdust briquettes allow for a much longer burn time, lower quality products pushing the 5 hour mark and the higher quality brands like Fire Flame BBQ charcoal, pushing the 7 hour mark. All these properties make sawdust briquettes the ideal choice for catering and restaurants, but can also be excellent for use at home for a long summers day BBQ. With sawdust briquettes as there is no smoke, we recommend adding a few smokey coals of wood chips to really get that BBQ flavour in the food, otherwise it really does rely on the flavour of the ingredients.

Natural Shisha Charcoal

100% natural mangrove shisha charcoal, providing the cleanest smoke, longest burning times and least sparks. Our shisha charcoal is available in 3 different grades built to fit your budget.

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Get your BBQ up and running in only 10 minutes! Our all in one 2.5kg pack contains eco friendly natural charcoal, kindling and a firestarter all in one pack. Simply light the fire starter and leave the pack in your BBQ, the kindling catches fire and gets the coals nice and hot in only 10 minutes so you can spend more time grilling!

Charcoal for Shisha and BBQ – To Meet Any Budget

We currently provide over 14 different types of charcoal in the below categories:
Natural Somalian
Natural Nigerian
Natural Vietnamese
Natural Thailand
Long Lasting Indonesian Briquette
Long Lasting Malaysian Briquette
American Royal Oak Charcoal
Pillow Shaped Briquettes
Natural Shisha Charcoal
Coconut Shisha Charcoal Cubes
We offer a free consultation service, so why not get in touch and see what products you could be using and saving money?

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A Message From Our CEO

Elite Horizon was established with one goal in mind, work for our clients, not ourselves. In the last 8 years of operations throughout the MENA region, we have seen a continuous expansion on both supplier and client sides and we want to continue the fantastic growth we have seen. What sets us apart from the rest in similar industries is simply our willingness to give the customer what they want, be transparent in terms of what is achievable and always offer the same quality of product or service.
We are here to build lifetime relationships in order to facilitate the growth of both ourselves and those we work with, not drive profits for a short period of time. Don’t take my word for it, speak to one of our team today and give us the opportunity to provide samples and a quotation where you can see the difference for yourself.

– Elite Horizon General Trading LLC