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Seattle Coffee Shop Owned By Soccer Star Fredy Montero Specializes In Colombian Coffee


SEATTLE — Fredy Montero was an original player on the Sounders FC and remains the club’s all-time top scorer – but now, he’s joined a different Seattle team: Santo Coffee Co.

The new shop located in the Roosevelt Neighborhood is a partnership between Montero, his wife Alexis, and Mikhail and Jessica Ghyvoronsky. They met through a mutual friend and pastor.

“Santo means ‘set apart,’ it means ‘saint’ and it also means ‘holy’ and we really vibe with that,” Mikhail said. “It just really aligned with our values and what we believe.”

The business is a self-described “dream come true” for the Monteros, who plan on spending time helping run the cafe during Fredy’s off-season.

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