"Coconut sugar comes in crystal or granule form, block or liquid. It is essentially a two-step process. It starts with harvesting or "tapping" the blossoms of a coconut tree. Farmers make a cut on the spadix and the sap starts to flow from the cut. The sap is then collected in bamboo containers. The sap collected is then transferred into giant woks and placed over moderate heat to evaporate the moisture content of the sap. The sap is translucent and is about 80% water. As the water evaporates, it starts to transform into a thick syrup-like substance known as a "toddy". From this form, it is further reduced to crystal, block or soft paste form, or it remains in this form. Essentially, coconut sugar's form depends on the moisture content of the toddy."
The sap is called "toddy" and drank as an alcoholic beverage.Some make "arrack" another alcoholic beverage similar to whisky from the sap. We have three kinds of palm trees, namely coconut,palmyrah and kitul from whose flowers(spadix)which we take toddy and sometimes make arrack as well as sugar cubes. Out of these the coconut tree is the most useful whose trunk used for house building,making "catamarans" etc,the coconut shell used as firewood or to make activated carbon etc,from the kernel(nut) we make cooking oil as well as take milk to make sauce,leafs are fed to elephants or used to thatch roof or making fences etc