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Friday, May 10, 2013

Review: The Espressologist by Kristina Springer

The Espressologist
by Kristina Springer

Genre: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult, Friendship
Publication: October 2009
Format: ebooks
Author:  Website, Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads, Blog
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? With overtones of Jane Austen’s Emma and brimming with humor and heart, this sweet, frothy debut will be savored by readers.

Jane Turner worked a barista for a coffee shop called Wired Joe’s. She had a theory that she can tell a lot about a person by their favorite coffee drinks which she called it as ‘espressology’. She would jot down the person’s favorite coffee and personality in her notebook. Then she started to hook up some of her friends and co-workers by their coffee preference. When her boss, Darek found out about her talent, he made her to use her espressology and play as a match maker based on the customer’s preferred coffee to promote their shop.  But why was it that she can’t seem to find her own match?

I’m a fan of coffee. And I adore books that feature coffeehouse, cake house or anything like it. When I saw The Espressologist by Kristina Springer, I knew that I have to read this one. I enjoyed reading about Jane and how she matched her customers. I love that there were lots about coffee and I get to learn a lot types of coffee from this book. I think the author did a good job with the story and the plot. 

Although Espressologist were categorized as a romance, I didn’t see much romance between Jane, the main character and her love interest, Cam. I wish there were a little bit more interaction between them as they were supposed to be the main characters. However, I do think that Espressologist was a light, fun, cute and entertaining read that any coffee lover would enjoy.

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