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I have been fortunate enough not to have to open my own coconut. My
dad always did the dirty work. We have never bought a coconut either
since we would get ours fresh off the tree. My dad used a big screw
driver or crow-bar to husk the fiberous outer layer to get to the
inner nut. I'm assuming that since you bought the nut, it was
already husked. He would then punch out the "eyes" (those three
small black spots at the end of the nut) with either a nail and
hammer or an ice pick. Drain the nut of it's sweet watery juice.
Then smash the nut open with a hammer, or you could cut it open with
a saw. Simply scrape out the meat with a metal spoon. If the nut is
young, the meat will come out very soft almost like jello. If the
nut is old, then the meat will be very dry and hard, and it'll cling
to the shell. After scraping the meat out, leave the shells outside
where the ants can clean it off.
By the way, the nut can also be polished to a beautiful brown.