Coconut is an amazing superfood and new science has debunked the myths that it causes you to become fat. It has medium-chain fatty acids as the type of saturated fat. That said, people have been eating saturated fat for millions of years, read hunting, a story for another day.
You can buy a coconut grater from big supermarkets or online like Jumia, or if you are lucky, you can buy them and have the vendor grate for you.
Soak in the coconut water plus a little more water, about 10 minutes, squeeze with a clean kitchen towel, use the coconut milk in smoothies, coconut rice, curries and you can drink it too. The grated coconut is amazing in baked goods like cookies, muffins, cake, bread. You can even cook brown rice with it, add in the last 15 minutes of cooking to avoid overcooking. Delicious.