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3.53 of 5 stars 3.53  ·  rating details  ·  3,142 ratings  ·  613 reviews
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 d
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Kindle Edition, 184 pages
Published (first published January 1st 2009)
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Desiree
Dec 27, 2011 Desiree rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: No one.
I have to wonder if the author actually knows anything about coffee. It bothers me when I'm reading a book about something I know a lot about (being a barista) and I see so many obvious errors, not just in the writing style or descriptions, but with the actual subject of the book. I've been a barista for over five years and, granted, I have never and never will work at a Starbucks, the basic concept should be universal. However, I didn't feel like the author had any sort of relationship with cof ...more
Kristi
Three words; frothy, fun, flavorful!

Move over Cupid, the Espressologist is in!

The Esprossologist is a very fun and cute story. The characters weren't quite developed enough for me. Even Jane the MC, felt a little two dimensional. I didn't feel any connection to her at all. Which was disappointing, because I really enjoyed what little we did learn about her.

Her relationship with Cam was another aspect that I think fell flat. I could see it happening, but it didn't have any real development. I nee
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Gabrielle
Seriously one of the BEST short books I have ever read it was amazing I like the whole matching up people based on their coffee drinks it's so unique and the end was cute!!! I loved the main character Jane she was so real!! And em was great too I really liked cam he was soooo sweet and it was refreshing to see the change in Melissa's additude overall a really great read I really liked it!
Simona
Možno ak by som nebola v stresovom období, v akom sa nachádzam teraz, tak by som knihu označila za priemernú. Ale takto? Každú jednu stranu som si užila. Bolo to veľmi príjemné a pohodové čítanie na studené večery a dni, keď má človek pocit, že mu ide hlava puknúť. Som veľmi spokojná, takýchto kníh sa asi nikdy neprejem :)

P.S.: Asi si idem urobiť nejakú fajnovú kávu... hm... :)
Jessica Lawlor
The Espressologist by Kristina Springer tells the story of Jane Turner, a 17 year old barista at a popular coffee chain. Jane loves her job, works with her best friend Emily and even got promoted to assistant manager.

Jane is constantly writing in a notebook which many of her fellow employees become curious about. Jane finally reveals that she is taking notes on the drinks that people order and the type of person they are. Jane believes that a person’s coffee drink order can be very telling. When
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Abyss
Možná je to tím, že tahle kniha přišla v tu pravou chvíli, kdy se člověk od rána do večera skoro stále zabývá učením, anebo mě prostě jen okouzlily všechny rozmanité druhy káviček... no holt jsem si tohle lehoučké čtení dokázala užít... je to kapánek trochu jiné a přitom tak dobře známé - až by člověk kroutil očkama nad kdejakým tím klišé - ale... ale? ale! Prostě si usrkněte v tu pravou chvíli a uvidíte :))
Teresinha
Tahle knížka je taková jednohubka. Nebo spíš teda střední karamelový latte macchiato (moje oblíbený kafe, jaký máte vy? :)) Kratičká, s prostým příběhem, který ale není úplně hloupý. Možná maličko přitažený za vlasy, ale takovým tím způsobem, kdy se u toho budete nablble usmívat a prostě to akceptujete. Proto dávám čtyři hvězdičky. Protože v jednoduchosti je krása. A tak nějak mi to sedlo do nálady, obyčejná kniha bez paranormálních přídechů. A hlavně to kafe! :)
Ishi

4 Rich Stars For This Coffeelicious Read!

The first word I'll use to describe this story will be: Cute! Really cute!

The novel opens as Jane Turner, our narrator throughout the story, is observing the customer who entered in the Wired Joe's where Jane works and guessing which coffee would he order! And bravo! She's right.
Soon she starts playing the matchmaker for her friends, based on their coffee preferences, and all the couples she matched have an instant connection.Jane decides to call this stu
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R.J Lyn "Insomnia Neverland"
A story about love & coffee. It does not get any better than that. Another book, that I knew I was going to LOVE. It was a definitely win-win, for me.
I am enjoying more contemporary books lately. Plus, it is a great way to take a break from the fantasy, paranormal, & adventure stories. I needed an easy, lighthearted, & humorous read. When I saw this on the shelves from my local library, I just know, it will be a non-stop reading for me.
You follow a girl name Jane Turner, she is 17 &
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Ariel
What can I say? It was cute! It was exactly what you expect an under 200 page contemporary book to be. It was quite predictable, but I think it was because it's a book about matchmaking, and really only one plot line can be made there.

Still nice though!
Stray
Book Name: The Espressologist
Author/s: Kristina Springer
Language English
Publisher, year: Farrar Straus Giroux 2009
Page total: 184
Date Read: August 9th
Genre/s: YA, Romance, Fiction
First line of Book:"'Excuse me', the customer says, stepping up to the counter."
Review:
What's your favorite drink?

Seventeen year old Jane knows people by their drinks. I'm not even kidding. After observing what her customers at the cafe she works at ask, she can tell a lot about you just from the drink you ask. She cal
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Kristin
Jane is the kind of girl I always wished I was (authentic, independent, secretly talented) and the story is a riot. Kristina Springer's descriptions leap off the page. I now want to drink coffee drinks and wear nice clothes all the time. (I wish I had either!)

This was one of those books that suck you in and make you forget you're even reading, until your kid comes up and pretends to be dying of starvation. What a fun read. Perfect for girls of any age. It's full of romance, topped with bubbly hu
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Gehna
A new order???

description

Ingredients:

An Espressologist: for coffee making and match-making.
A BFF: to help you out of difficult situations.
A hot guy who sits behind you in English Class and loves you a lot.
A moody boss: to spoil your mood.
An awful girl from your high school, whom you loathe.
Romance: to taste ;)

Method:

Prepare a notebook with records of everyone's favourite coffee and match the people according to their coffee tastes. Then wait for the Big Day of Espressology to become a part of Gab
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Americanogig
I love the concept, I have been a proponent of it for a long time: what kind of coffee someone orders can tell you something about that person whether it be current circumstances or personality. A young woman who works at a coffee shop realizes she has a talent for predicting what people will order based on their personalities and thinks that certain drinks (people) go with other drinks (persons)…and so begins a journey of matchmaking that of course goes awry. For a book based on this concept, t ...more
Nikki Finn
Kafe nepiju, jeho chuť můj jazyk nesnese, přesto, když se taková káva čerstvě umele, mohla bych se po té vůni zbláznit. Představte si mě nad balíček čerstvě umleté kávy a můj obličej do onoho balíčku zabořen ... asi tak jsem vypadala i u čtení této knížky, která se mi opravdu strašlivě moc líbila. Původně jsem knihu ohodnotila třemi hvězdičkami, ale při psaní bodů do recenze jsem si uvědomila, že se mi líbila daleko víc a nenašla jsem vlastně žádnou věc, kterou bych knize vytkla. Byla jsem napro ...more
Saniya
OMG! Now Come-on people! seriously?!! ^.^ Don't rate this book 1 or 2 stars! I mean, it was so freaking cute!!! =D How could anybody NOT go like "awwwn! this book was so sweet!!!" after reading this?! Don't go hard on this book! =[ Be happy! =DD

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The cover of this book is really nice, pretty, simple and those-types-of-books-you-would-like-to-own-just-because-of-the-cute-covers. The theme of this book is also different, something, which nobody have read and it is definitely a Chick Lit
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~~Poulomi Nymphadora Tonk$~~
3 “medium toffe nut latte + large iced nonfat mocha, no whip” stars!!!

It might occur to you that I didn’t quite like this book, so I gave it 3 hesitant, dismal stars, instead of a swooning 4 or 5..
But no, that ain’t true.
Okay,here’s the logic. If you take an average out of 5 stars, you get 2.5 stars. And I rated it a whole 0.5 more than that, so obviously it was more than the average read for me.
Besides, when I rate something a three stars it might go either way. Like a wasted 3 starry read
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Anvita
4 Yummy stars for this Succulent Latte-Read :)
No spoilers in my review... For a change ;-P

EVENTS:

Jane Turner- a cute Barista at Wired Joe's- unexpectedly finds herself engaged being an "Espressologist". From the very beginning, we are told, Jane is fascinated by the fact that how easily she is able guess intimate details about a complete stranger just by knowing their most preferred coffee drinks. She calls this study of people on the basis of the coffee choices as "Espressology". Jane then grad
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Elisabetth
Nápad to byl zajímavý. Provedení už bohužel ne. Čte se to dobře, je to kniha na chvilku. Ale ten děj je neskutečně přehnaný, dost předvídatelný. Hlavní hrdinka mě nějak nezaujala, přišla mi hloupá. Celkově prostě nic moc. Ale na čtení do vany je to dobré - kdyby mi ta knížka spadla do vody, tak by mě to naštvalo jen kvůli tomu, že je z knihovny.
Sakinah
a light and fast read. The other half of the book was the best. I liked Em ans Jane so much especially their relationship. However, I think it is too ideal and some of the incedences don't make any sense. but overall, I liked it
Míša*
Tohle byl vtip, že?
Nandina
The book is a pretty simple quick read. I loved the idea about espressologist, matchmaking people by their drink of choice; small pumpkin spice latte, medium americano, large nonfat four-shot caffe latte, medium hot chocolate, medium toffee nut latte, or a large iced nonfat mocha, no whip.

Jane turner, 17 years-old, is a barista at Wired Joe's. Jane has a habit of writing in the notebook every time a customer ordered a favorite coffee. Jane could see the person's character by their order and wri
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Cynthia (A Blog about Nothing)
The Espressologist is about a high school senior that works as a barista in a coffee shop to save money to go to her favorite college. She starts noticing the kind of people that go into the store and the kind of drinks they order, she writes the names of the drinks in her notebook with a description of the kind of person that orders those drinks. After one of her friends breaks up with his girlfriend she decides to match him with another customer that she thinks will make a good match by lookin ...more
Noorie256
Awesome! People can be match through their favorite coffee drink. Jane Turner, 17 years old barista at Weird Jo's been note down every character of the customer according to their coffee drink. Her best friend who also working with her, Em suddenly break up with her boyfriend and facing emotional problem, which is frustration. Jane came out with idea matching Em with her English classmate, Cam. Before that Jane already match her first couple, the regular customer, Gavin with Simone. The idea of ...more
Tracy
Divertido y dulce :)
Uthie
Jane Turner disela-sela kesibukan kuliahnya bekerja paruh waktu menjadi barista di kedai kopi lokal "Wired Joe's". Sekian lama meracik kopi dan berhubungan dengan para costumer Jane jadi menguasai suatu ilmu "Espressologi" yaitu kemampuan menjdohkan orang lain sesuai kopi favorit mereka. Ketika sang manajer mengetahui kemampuan Jane, ia langsung memutuskan untuk mengadakan malam espressologi di Wired Joe's untuk menarik pelanggan.

Ada sekitar 50 pasangan yang berhasil dipasangkan Jane. Tak hanya
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Patrizia
Una historia bastante entretenida sobre la Espressologist. Me ha encantado todo lo que trata la Espressologist, cómo la protagonista usa este método inventado por ella para hacer de celestina y juntar parejas.
Una lectura ligera genial para pasar un buen rato leyendo, sobre todo si estás tomando un café ;)
Menna Alashker
The Espressologist. Simply brilliant. The concept, the plot, events, characters, idea. Everything was amazing. It was really good so I finished it in one sitting. I really enjoyed it. A great, fun, easy story. Recommended.
Suzanne
Proč to bylo tak krátké??? :-(
Elizabeth
If I ever hear the word "totally" again, I'm totally going to bang my head against the wall until I can't feel myself think anymore. Now, I didn't count them, or try to verify this, but it seems as if the word totally was used at least three times in every chapter.

But that aside, I had kind of hoped to like this book. I heard it was loosely based off Emma, which is one of my favorite Jane Austen books. So it combined two of my favorite things: Emma and coffee. What's not to love?

Well, I spoke t
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Kristina Springer is the author of THE ESPRESSOLOGIST, MY FAKE BOYFRIEND IS BETTER THAN YOURS, JUST YOUR AVERAGE PRINCESS, THE PAPARAZZI PROJECT and BOY SWAP. She has a Masters in Writing from DePaul University and she resides in a suburb of Chicago with her husband and children.
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