How to cut a coconut in half
Requires a large knife-machete and a large cutting board or against another hard surface; either strike longitudinally or use with a rubber mallet. once a split opens about 4–6” or so you can force pry it open. Warning: juice spills / gushes out 2–4 cups depending on size of coconut.
cut off at the top only to create a lid (only works with the large green-husked ones).