Marabú charcoal from Cuba

The Marabu charcoal is traditionally produced from the branches and trunks of the Marabù bushes, a wild and invasive spreading plant.

“El marabú” (Dichrostachys cinerea), imported from Africa to the Carribean region in the 19th century, is a plant which develops into bushes and trees with up to 10m height.

Due to commercial crisis in Cuba in the 1990s, many agricultural areas were fallow which allowed “el marabú” to slowly spread on about 1.2mio. hectar.

If the bushes and trees are not being completely removed with their roots, they quickly start growing again after cuting down.

As beautiful as the flowers of “el marabú” are, as fast the thicket that the plant builds spreads in Cuba.

You can find Dichrostachys cinerea in the „Global Invasive Species Datadase“ of ISSG (Invasive Species Specialist Group),  where all plants are named that have to be cut down if they start growing out of there natural occurrence.

The deforestation that is happening in Cuba therefore is consistent with ecological views and supports the protection of the natural biosphere in Cuba.


As one of the largest direct importers of Marabú in Central Europe, we have excellent local contacts due to many years of trustful cooperation , which guarantee a very high product quality and delivery reliability in a not so easy environment.

The charcoal (100 % natural) is characterised by good ignition behaviour, very long-lasting, smoke-free embers, especially with very oily or greasy food, strong heat development and a pleasant barbecue aroma.

 Available in containers of :     5/10/15 KG PP - containers

                                                               2.5 - 5 kg paper bags with special grain size 30-80 mm

                                                               15 or 12 KG 3 - fold paper bag

                                                               individual labelling/logo possible



Charcoal-Trade international – pleasurable grill aroma - Marabu charcoal, Quebracho charcoal, Acacia charcoal
Marabu charcoal - row material
special grading 40-80 mm
special grading 40-80 mm
available in 3 kraft paper .....
available in 3 kraft paper .....
traditional craftsmanship through years of experience
traditional craftsmanship with long experience
or strong pp bags
or strong pp bags