Release Date: October 2009
Age Group: Young Adult
Received From: Publisher
My Rating: 3 Stars
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.
I love coffee. I really do. I honestly lose all my will to live if I don’t have it. I’ve always had this unexplained urge to work in a cafe too. Maybe it’s because they smell like heaven. I love books too. So, what’s not to love about The Espressologist by Kristina Springer?
The Espressologist was a lot of fun! Jane was funny, quirky and completely endearing. You really can’t help but love her. I was cheering for Jane to find her match the entire time! All the characters are witty and intelligent, although, none of the characters were very developed, but in this case it worked out wonderfully.
The Espressologist by Kristina Springer is a breezy, entertaining read. All the talk of lattes and espressos will have you dying for your favorite. Pick up this books and head out to your local coffee shop and get the perfect atmosphere!