The Espressologist by Kristina Springer

2011, Kristina Springer, review, Square Fish, young adult 3 Comments 24th February, 2011

The Espressologist by Kristina Springer
Release Date: January 4, 2011 (Paperback)
Source: Bought
Rating: 4/5 – Really really liked it
Cover Rating: 3/5 – It’s good.
Purchase: Amazon

Summary from Good Reads

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?

My thoughts on The Espressologist
The Espressologist was the perfect book to read while under the weather. Light and fluffy, a very cute read. I loved the idea of Jane keeping her notebook about different coffee orders and the types of people ordering them. Too bad I’ve given up caffeine, otherwise I’d want her to match me!

Overall I think the whole thing helped Jane grow as a person and a character. She finds her backbone and uses it. In regards to a certain regular hottie customer, I knew the deal behind that the whole time, and hoped Jane would figure it out, as she soon did near the end. Character development overall did not go very deep, but for a short book like this, I didn’t mind that as much because I still liked everyone, even Derek.

I definitely recommend this book if you just need a nice short read, just for the day or even when you’re not feeling well. But make sure you have a coffee maker at home, or read this at the coffee shop because you’ll definitely be craving it while reading!

3 Responses to “The Espressologist by Kristina Springer”

  1. Chelsmac91

    I love coffee so if this makes me want to drink some while reading it, then I think I need to check this book out. I’ve heard about it a little, but now I know I want to read it.

  2. Naj

    Though I’m okay with coffee and all. This sounds like such a good read. Thanks for the review. I’ll definitely check it out.

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