Why Coal Fired Pizza?

iStock_000016978941_MediumWhen Italian immigrants came to the United States, they were unable to recreate their classic wood fired pizza because wood was far too expensive. The only way to get the intense heat source that they needed to create the perfect crust was to use coal, changing how we’d think about pizza forever. At Bricco, we use domestically produced Anthracite Coal which burns cleaner than wood, electricity and oil. It is virtually free of smoke and particulate emissions. Today, anthracite is extracted almost exclusively from once abandoned mines and a portion of the price goes to a federal fund used to reclaim the areas in order to plant grass and trees, attracting wildlife back to the area.