Ruggierro "Cocoy" Rubio has worked as a bartender in the hotel industry for six years. 

Unfortunately, he lost his job due to the COVID-19 pandemic. "I thought, 'So this is how hard it is to be jobless.' It was the first time I had no job after many years in the industry," he tells Summit Media in a video interview. 

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To bounce back, the former bartender thought of starting a mobile coffee shop using his bike. "I've worked with some bartenders who taught me about coffee. I eventually got interested and became very passionate [about coffee]," he shares. "It's good when you learn new things." 

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Currently, his mobile cafe called The Bike Coffee CDO is stationed at Rodelsa Circle in Cagayan de Oro City. 

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"Because the call center industry in Cagayan de Oro is booming, I thought that my coffee business could succeed... Ill [put up my mobile cafe] outside a call center, I just have to ask permission."

Coco started his coffee business with only P700. He shares, "My capital was small. I already had tools and coffee-making equipment. I just needed coffee beans."

"The first two weeks, no one seemed to care [about the coffee shop]."

After promoting his business online, more and more people started to notice his mobile cafe.

Eventually, Coco was able to open a physical coffee shop along Pabayo-Gomez street in Cagayan de Oro City! 

Watch his full story below: 

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