Rob and I first bought a Cocotap when the local camping shop just got them in. That must be about 6 or more years ago, and it still looks as good as it did the day we bought it: no tarnishing, sharp as ever, and has since become one of our best buys ever.
When we are sailing, we like to drink coconut water when we can get it – and to use other parts of the coconut and the palm as well (I do some weaving). Cocotap has been such a wonderful find for us, and we are constantly being asked by friends if they can borrow it for a day or two. We are always nervous it won’t come back, and tell them to buy their own, but, yes we have loaned it out, and it has literally opened hundreds and hundreds of nuts since we bought it. I make a naturally effervescent beverage from coconut water and tibicos culture (water kefir grains), so we sometimes open three or four nuts a day just for ourselves. The Cocotap has also gone ashore for beach parties with us, where it has been used over the course of the parties to open many drinking nuts (when there has been the addition of some rum on occasion!).
We feel that Cocotap paid for itself in the first couple of uses, and we do not hesitate to recommend it to our friends and family. We have also just bought a coconut noodler – and can’t wait to try it out!
Gay and Rob McDonald
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