How to open a mature coconut . . .
It has been soooooooo long since I opened a coconut, drank the milk and ate the meat.
Back then in Fort Lauderdale we had tens of thousands of Jamaica Tall Coconut Palms growing all over. The mature nuts were everywhere . . . on lots, lawns, in trash piles and floating down the rivers.
We learned to open them by repeatedly smashing the pointed end on some concrete pavement until the husk split open in three parts and revealed the nut inside. After that we had either a pen knife or an old special spiral hand tool to puncture and clean out the soft eye. Then just put your mouth on this and tilt the nut up to drink and drink and drink.
Then smash the nut on the pavement to get to the meat.
Sorry to bore you with the nostalgia but those were great times for a young boy.
A southeast Florida laid back beach bum and volunteer bikini assessor who lives on island time.