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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...more
Kindle Edition, 184 pages
Published (first published October 27th 2009)
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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...more
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
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...more
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! :)
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 &...more
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 :))
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...more
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...more
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!
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(Will Herondale is mine)
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...more
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.
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...more
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
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...more
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
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??? :-(
Katie
The Espressologist was such a cute book with such a unique storyline. I never would have thought to match people up based on their coffee drink of choice. It was actually a brilliant and plausible idea that really livened the book up and made it stand out among YA romances.

Jane works at a coffee shop called Wired Joes. She's always bored so she analyzes the customers and writes down her thoughts in her notebook. When one of her friends is dumped by his girlfriend, she makes it her business to fi...more
s.leep
The Espressologist by Kristina Springer (2009): Teenage barista Jane Turner reckons she can tell a lot about someone from their favorite drink... even enough to match them with their soulmate. But when her manager promotes her talent to boost sales, her theories, and her nerves, are put to the test.

The “hook” of this book is Jane’s expert “espressology,” but any originality ends there. Despite the fact that romance plots are often formulaic and their endings predictable, this book copied a littl...more
Lauren
I have to admit, I was a wee bit hesitant to start The Espressologist because of it's short length. Since short novels and I usually don't mix well. Though The Espressologist ended up being a pleasantly surprising me because while it definitely isn't best of the year material, it still is one yummy, cute, and humorous read that I'm sure will have many readers asking for more...and going to their local coffee shop to get one of the delicious looking drinks mentioned in the book. Well, I know at l...more
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Kate

The Espressologist is light and frothy like your favorite gourmet coffee. The novel takes some of my favorite chick-lit elements and blends them together in this quick and enjoyable read. While the novel borders on highly predictable, I still found myself fully immersed within the novel. Springer has a lovely way of mixing humor and romance together to where it is just right.

Unfortunately, I had a bit of a hard time relating to Jane. She is basically your shy, quiet teen and I am almost complete...more
Kate
The concept within this book, that people can be matched by their coffee shop drink preferences, is interesting and that's what got my attention upon checking this out from the library. However, I don't appreciate the author's execution of that concept.

The characters were both boring and immature. Jane doesn't have any problems in life other than those she creates herself, and her friends are no more intriguing.

The intermittent use of stereotypical teenage words such as "like" or "totally" threw...more
Alyssa
The Espressologist is about Jane, a barista who works at Wired Joe's coffee shop. Jane is a senior in highschool with an easy schedule, but she is taking two courses at a local community college. However, she skips class frequently because she is more focused on going to fashion school, and she has to work to afford the tuition.

As a hobby, Jane keeps a notebook full of people's drinks. She is able to predict what type of drinks people will order, and from this she is able to play matchmaker. Aft...more
Yan
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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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