Tom Coco Charcoal FAQ
Tom Coco coconut coals are made using 100 percent all-natural coconut husks. You'll find that Tom Coco hookah charcoal offers a consistent heat output alongside low ash content that provides smooth, long-lasting shisha and hookah sessions. Their all-natural charcoal ensures that each piece provides clean flavor from your shisha without harsh chemicals affecting the flavor. Every piece of natural coal is made of coconut husks leftover from the production of similar products. Tom Coco charcoal is an environmentally-friendly way to smoke shisha, and the consistent heat makes for the best smoking experience. Check out some of their natural coal best sellers and other premium shisha brands on our website.
How do I light Tom Coco charcoal?
Tom Coco coals require the use of an electric coil stove or charcoal burner to properly light. Place your premium natural charcoal pieces directly on the electric coil or burner and turn them up to medium high to high. Once the bottom half of the coals are lit, give them a flip with your tongs so the other side can also light. Depending on the size of the Tom Coco coals and the power of the burner, they'll be completely lit after 7 to 15 minutes or when all sides of the premium natural coal are entirely red-orange.
How many pieces of Tom Coco coals should I use on my bowl?
Depending on the size of your bowl and choice of shisha, we recommend using approximately two to three Tom Coco natural coals on your bowl at one time. Need help managing your natural charcoal? Check out our blog on heat management here.
What makes natural coal better than traditional charcoal?
There are a few reasons why natural coal is a better choice than traditional charcoal. Some of the most notable include:
- Environmentally Friendly and Sustainable: Natural Tom Coco hookah charcoal is made from 100 percent all-natural materials like coconut husks, while traditional charcoal is made from coal, which is a non-renewable source. Natural coal is more environmentally-friendly and sustainable.
- Slow-Burning: Premium natural coal also burns more slowly and evenly, which means that your hookah session will last longer and your shisha will taste better.
- Reduced Ash Production: Natural coal produces less ash, so you'll have to clear off your bowl less often while smoking.
- Affordability: Premium natural coal is more affordable and can help you save money long term. When you buy Tom Coco coals at Hookah-Shisha, you'll get the best price for a premium quality product.
What are the differences between Tom Coco coal sizes?
The Tom Coco mini 22 mm-sided cubes offer a medium-heat, versatile natural charcoal that you can use with both traditional foil and heat management devices (HMDs). There are 25 mm cubes and 26 mm-sided cubes which are big cube shapes that offer slight increases in overall heat output and longevity due to their larger size. However, these natural charcoals may be too large for some hookah bowls or HMDs.
How long do Tom Coco coals last during a hookah session?
In our experience, Tom Coco charcoal lasts an average of 45 to 60 minutes depending on the shape of the natural charcoal, how often we inhaled, and the overall airflow in our smoking environment. If necessary, you can use a wind cover or heat management device to increase the burn time of the natural charcoal and enjoy the best smoking experience.