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The Espressologist

3.51  ·  Rating details ·  3,746 ratings  ·  704 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 ...more
Hardcover, 185 pages
Published October 27th 2009 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) (first published January 1st 2009)
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Cait • A Page with a View
I had heard this was a sort of retelling of Jane Austen's Emma as a modern barista, which has a ton of potential! But the execution kind of killed everything.

The main plot idea is that Jane is a barista who can tell pretty much anyone's drink order at a glance. She starts to play matchmaker through drink preferences, but eventually realizes she likes the guy she's set her friend up with. The friend gladly gives up the guy at the so that Jane can be happy.

I wasn't really expecting anything compl
Dec 27, 2011 rated it did not like it
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
Nov 12, 2008 rated it liked it
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
Aug 20, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016, favorites
Reakce po dočtení:
Vím, že se hlavní hrdinka nechovala na svj věk. A že to bylo předvídatelné. A mělo to mezery. Ale víte co? Je mi to jedno. Fakt jsem si to užila a tohle čtení přišlo ve správnou chvíli - mám chuť zase číst. A mám chuť na kafe.

Hodnocení: 4 hvězdičky
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Aug 10, 2012 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 :))
Jan 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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 attitude overall a really great read I really liked it!
Jessica Lawlor
Oct 09, 2010 rated it really liked it
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 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: pdfs-and-ebooks
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 thi
1. Karakter tokohnya terlalu klise. Tokoh utama yg dimusuhi cewek populer dan mempunyai seorang sahabat cewek. Sang tokoh utama naksir cowok tampan yg kemungkinan agak a**hole (view spoiler). Maksud gw, formula macam itu bisa ditemukan di mana-mana kan?

2. Tokoh utama kita, Jane Turner, amat-sangat ke-Becky-Becky-an. Well
Reading Owl
Jun 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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 &
Anne Osterlund
May 24, 2018 rated it liked it
Medium Dry Cappuccino

Smart and simple. Fit and fairly good-looking. A little timid and soft-spoken but probably a powerhouse if ever tested. A good friend.

Thus reads one of the myriad entries in Jane's notebook. Jane knows coffee. And more impressive, she knows the personalities that order every specialty at Wired Joe's coffee shop. A handy gift, in a random relatively useless kind of way. Or so Jane believes until it occurs to her that one particular coffee drinker might be the perfect match fo
Jan 25, 2010 rated it it was amazing
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
Tereza Eliášová
Aug 28, 2012 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! :)
Jul 12, 2012 rated it liked it
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!
Jul 14, 2010 rated it really liked it
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
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
Feb 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
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.
Feb 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
I really loved the story right from the start. The main character is funny & relatable and the writing was so true to life. Just wish some chapters would have developed the romance aspect more and the silly talk show stuff less.
Aug 27, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This book was so cute. It was creative and a very quick read. Stay tuned for a review at :)
No jo, děsná blbina, ale číst to před deseti lety, tak jsem u vytržení. Bylo by nefér hodnotit níž, jelikož jsem minimálně o deset let starší, než cílovka. Vlastně se to četlo docela fajn :)
Kristina Čechová
Oct 12, 2012 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
Jan 06, 2011 rated it really liked it
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
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
May 18, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition

Ve zkratce? Brilantní nápad, ničím nepřekvapující zápletka a vskutku TYPICKÁ románová hrdinka. Jediné doporučení: jako nenáročná kniha na cesty.
Apr 13, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2013
Tohle byl vtip, že?
~~Poulomi Sylphrena 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
Pauline Destinugrainy
Jane Turner bekerja sebagai seorang barista di sebuah kedai kopi Wired Joe's. Dari pengalamannya meracik berbagai macam kopi pesanan pelanggan, dia mulai membuat coret-coretan tentang kopi favorit dan sifat pelanggannya. Ketika seorang pelanggan memasuki toko, Jane bisa menebak jenis kopi yang akan dibeli oleh pelanggan tersebut.

Kemampuan Jane tidak berhenti di situ. Dia mulai menjodohkan pelanggannya dilihat dari kopi favorit mereka. Pasangan pertama yang berhasil dicomblangi-nya adalah Gavin
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
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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