Our Story

Ralph Ibragimoff has always had a passion for barbecue, and it is because of that passion that he founded Original Natural Charcoal.
“I’m a chef and I like to barbecue, but I couldn’t find the (perfect) charcoal,” Ibragimoff said. “There are a lot of products on the market, but the quality is not there.”

"Every mainstream charcoal briquette uses chemical additives to create their product & pad their profit margins. When grilling, those chemical additives are released into the air and into your food. Not only does this lead to BBQ with a chemical taste, it could also have drastic effects on your health," said Ibragimoff.

As a chef, I wanted something more out of my charcoal product. I wanted something that was healthy for me & tasted great. That’s why I created Original Natural Charcoal to “Make BBQ Great Again.”

Ibragimoff knows there are a lot of people that share his passion.

“In the United States there are a lot of people competing in barbecue contests,” he said. “It’s becoming a sport. In United States, barbecue is a way of life. I wanted to give the folks a quality product with real hardwood and no by-products.”

So after thousands of hours perfecting his charcoal product, Ibragimoff launched Original Natural Charcoal.

100% Natural
Original Natural Charcoal products contain only 100 percent original premium hardwood. This means no fillers, nitrates, chemicals, anthracite coal, limestone, treated wood or petroleum products. The charcoal lights quickly and is ready to grill in 10 minutes. It burns hot, searing the meat & locking in flavor - all while lasting longer than any other charcoal you can find. Our charcoal also produces less ash, so there is minimal waste & clean up, delivering more value and taste in every bag.

Eco-friendly & Sustainable
Ibragimoff and his team are committed to making eco-friendly & sustainable products. Unlike some of the other charcoal products on the market today, Original Natural Charcoal is premium carbonized wood with no additives. The wood for the charcoal is never gathered from live trees. Instead, it is sustainably pruned from existing trees and from downed trees.
Make Your BBQ Great Again.
100% Hardwood. No Additives. Hot & Clean Burn.
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