2 coconuts, peeled to white outer shell, tops removed to expose indentations
Chill coconuts for at least 60 minutes, but longer is better. Icy-cold is best.
Find the softest of the 3 indentations at the top of the coconut by pressing with a knife end.
Open the softest hole.
When you are done drinking it, crack open shell and pry out the white meat. We crack it open like they do in Hawaii. Find a hard, solid surface, such as a driveway or sidewalk. Grab the coconut like a basketball, one end in each hand. Throw it up in the air with a reverse spin. When the nut hits the ground it fractures in the middle.
If your coconut has an off-taste, then it is most likely too ripe to enjoy this way. You can still peel it and the flesh will usually taste quite good.