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Thanks, good to know!
All of my life I spelled "Batida de Coco" without accents, because I didn't know better (or was lazy)... Few weeks ago as I was starting to learn Brazilian Portuguese I saw I still have a bottle of Batida de Côco in my fridge! Funny coincidence, since that's coming from Brazil and I didn't realized that! :-) I saw the accent on the bottle and so I thought it would still be spelled this way, but on the other hand I'm aware of the spelling reform in 2009 :-)
Coco has had no accent since much before the reform.
This accent is simply not necessary, because:
- Coco, by grammar rules, has the first syllable strong, and that's how it's supposed to be, so no accents needed for making a syllable strong
- There is no word said as "cóco" so a differential accent would be needed
- There are no other words or verbs "coco" with the same spelling so we want to differ them.
I believe that accent appears because people get unsure about grammar rules and are very afraid of it being confused with "cocô" (which needs the accent to make the last syllable strong, and means "poop")