We have been exporting charcoal from Paraguay under several brand names and private labels in most European countries and the United States since 1984. Our secret is simple, only selected Paraguayan hardwoods are used to obtain the right charcoal blend which minimizes smoke and sparking while keeping that natural charcoal aroma. The mix of dense subtropical wood species we use is ideal to produce premium quality charcoal with a high calorific output and long-lasting burn.
Our hardwood lump charcoal is made from 100% natural Paraguayan wood that has been coppiced, not clear cut. Our natural charcoal is recognized as the preeminent outdoor cooking medium and a better performing alternative to other chemical-laden products.
For Consumer Grade we pack 20 to 80mm size charcoal in bags up to 10kg. For restaurant grade of 40 to 150mm size we use bags of 10 to 20kg. We can also look at other options depending on your requirements. Quality kraft, polypaper or polypropylene bags are available for printing private labels.
Our mix of Paraguayan hardwood species gives a delicate and pleasant flavor to all meats and vegetables cooked
Our charcoal is made from natural hardwoods not threatening any delicate ecosystem in Paraguay
Excellent for cooking slowly over a low heat or hot grilling any type of food
Easy to light, burns hotter and lasts longer than most hardwood charcoal
Paraguayan charcoal is mostly pure carbon, made by cooking wood in a low oxygen environment, a process that take days and burns off volatile compounds such as water, methane, hydrogen, and tar. The burning takes place in large brick ovens with very little oxygen, and stops before it all turns to ash. The process leaves black lumps and powder.
When ignited, the carbon in charcoal combines with oxygen and forms carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, water, other gases, and significant quantities of energy. It packs more potential energy per ounce than raw wood. Our charcoal burns steady, hot, and produces less smoke.