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The Espressologist

3.53  ·  Rating Details  ·  3,468 Ratings  ·  655 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
Kindle Edition, 184 pages
Published (first published January 1st 2009)
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Dec 27, 2011 Desiree rated it did not like it  ·  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
You know what, I absolutely adore coffee.

But I’m kind of picky; the traditional filter coffee, which is famous in the fast food joints of South India, is something I really like compared to the instant types. But still, coffee is coffee. I’ve been known to suck on the coffee flavored toffees during tedious classes to help me stay awake. So naturally I was drawn to this book. The cover, the blurb, the idea of people meeting their perfect soul mates based on their favorite type of coffee?? Sign m
Dec 06, 2009 Kristi rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own-arc, signed-arcs
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
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!
Jan 16, 2013 Abyss rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 :))
Jessica Lawlor
Oct 09, 2010 Jessica Lawlor rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2010
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
Aug 30, 2012 Teresinha rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: česky, cooboo
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! :)

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
Reading Owl
Jun 16, 2012 Reading Owl rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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 &
Jan 25, 2010 Kristin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Jul 15, 2012 Ariel rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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!
Aug 09, 2010 Stray rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: zzz-2010
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."
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
Feb 28, 2016 Christina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Jane's works as a barista at Wired Joe's and she's been keeping notes on drinks and the type of people that order them. One day she realises that two customers are compatible with each other based on their coffee of choice and decides to match them. What started as a casual hobby becomes a huge deal and soon she's matching everyone on Friday nights. The Espressologist was a very cute story. It was predictable but I enjoyed it anyway. If you love contemporaries and coffee, give The Espressologist ...more
Elisabetth (Cecilka)
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.
This book was so cute. It was creative and a very quick read. Stay tuned for a review at :)
A new order???



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 ;)


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
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
Kristina Čechová
Nov 08, 2012 Kristina Čechová rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2012
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
Jun 06, 2011 Saniya rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
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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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
Nov 08, 2014 Anvita rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 Yummy stars for this Succulent Latte-Read :)
No spoilers in my review... For a change ;-P


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
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
Apr 15, 2013 Míša* rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2013
Tohle byl vtip, že?
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
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
May 08, 2011 Noorie256 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Feb 22, 2016 Shax rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: my-e-books
Taková jednoduchá, příjemná jednohubka :)
Nic převratného, nápad milý a hezký, průběh a závěr klasické klišé :)
Na oddech ideální. A mám fakt chuť na kafe. :D
Aug 17, 2015 Gia rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nice, cute & light read.
It was something different.

I wonder, Is that possible one can tell someone else's personality by their choice of coffee?? And make couples??

P.S: I adore the book cover <3
Mar 23, 2015 Tracy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Divertido y dulce :)
Apr 27, 2016 Laura rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-this-year
3.5 stars!
Really cute and easy contemporary read!
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Kristina Springer is the author of Cici Reno #MiddleSchoolMatchmaker (Sterling Children's/April 19, 2016), My Fake Boyfriend Is Better Than Yours (Macmillan/FSG), a Scholastic Bestseller and 2012 YALSA Quick Pick book; The Espressologist (Macmillan,/FSG), a 2010 Society of School Librarians International Honor Book and 2014 Illinois Reads Book that has been purchased for film by Michael Eisner’s V ...more
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