How Do You Open a Coconut?


Quick Answer

To open a coconut, simply hit it with the blunt side of a knife along its natural line. You need a large knife and a bowl to catch the liquid as it drains. This process takes only a few minutes.

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  1. Locate the eyes of the coconut

    Find the dark spots that resemble eyes on the coconut. Between the eyes you will see a line that runs from the front to the back.

  2. Hit the coconut on the line with the blunt side of a knife

    Using the back side of a large knife, hit the coconut along its line a few times until it cracks in half.

  3. Catch the liquid in a bowl

    Hold the coconut over the bowl to catch the liquid that pours out when it opens.

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