Review- The Espressologist

April 13, 2011 Uncategorized 1

The Espressologist by Kristina Springer

Paperback, 208 pages

Published January 4th 2011 by Feiwel & Friends
Source: Bought

What’s your drink of choice? Is it a small pumpkin spice latte? Then you’re lots of fun and a bit sassy. Or a medium americano? You prefer simplicity in life. Or perhaps it’s a small decaf soy sugar-free hazelnut caffe latte? Some might call you a yuppie. Seventeen-year-old barista Jane Turner has this theory that you can tell a lot about a person by their regular coffee drink. She scribbles it all down in a notebook and calls it Espressology. So it’s not a totally crazy idea when Jane starts hooking up some of her friends based on their coffee orders. Like her best friend, Em, a medium hot chocolate, and Cam, a toffee nut latte. But when her boss, Derek, gets wind of Jane’s Espressology, he makes it an in-store holiday promotion, promising customers their perfect matches for the price of their favorite coffee. Things are going better than Derek could ever have hoped, so why is Jane so freaked out? Does it have anything to do with Em dating Cam? She’s the one who set them up! She should be happy for them, right?
With overtones of Jane Austen’s Emma and brimming with humor and heart, this sweet, frothy debut will be savored by readers.


This book was really cute. It was a short, light read. I enjoyed it.

Jane can tell what kind of person you are by the coffee drink that you order. And with this slightly strange talent, she starts matching people up with their perfect coffee drinking match.

I enjoyed the concept of the story, as well as the characters, but the book was so short that there was not much room for character development.

I did enjoy the story, and I liked that it was a stand alone book. Sometimes when I am reading a lot of series, I like to throw in a stand alone book to break it all up and get some new plots in my head. This book was good for that purpose.

It was well written and very easy to read.

3/5 Gavels. 

Michelle @ Book Briefs

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