Natural hookah charcoals are widely considered by hookah experts around the world to be the best hookah charcoal to use when looking to achieve the highest quality of smoke sessions possible. With all-natural formulas, you will experience smooth flavors from your shisha that won't be affected by any chemicals added to your charcoal such as sulfur or quick-lighting accelerants. Both the quality and performance of natural coals are unmatched by any other type of hookah charcoal making them the go-to choice for millions of hookah smokers around the world.
Natural hookah coals are most commonly made using compressed coconut husks, however, some brands may use wood gathered from fruit trees instead.
Quick lighting hookah coals are coated with a chemical accelerant that allows each piece to be lit quickly using nothing but an open flame (like from a candle lighter or torch). The convenience offered by quick light charcoal is unmatched, however, the chemical accelerant may interfere with the flavor of your shisha. Natural hookah coals do NOT contain any chemical accelerant, so they are only able to be lit using an electric coil stove or charcoal burner. While less convenient, natural coals tend to burn longer and more evenly than quick lighting coals and often provide a cleaner tasting, more accurate flavor profile to your smoke session.
You will need to use an electric coil stove or charcoal burner to properly light natural charcoal. Place your coals directly on the electric coil or burner and crank it to the highest setting. Once the bottom half of the coals are lit, give them a flip with a set of metal tongs so the other side can light. Depending on the size of coal you're using and the power of the burner, it can take anywhere between 5-15 minutes to fully light natural hookah charcoal.