Crack the brown coconut open – using a drill, a screwdriver, or a very sharp knife, poke a hole into the coconut. At the top of the coconut, there are three eyes or indentations. One of these is usually the weakest, so use a sharp knife to poke each one. Collect the water from the coconut. After all the liquid drains out, Wrap the coconut in a towel, and hit it with a hammer or a meat tenderizer a few times until it cracks open. Using a knife, extract the coconut flesh from the brown shell.