Chrissy’s Review: The Espressologist by Kristina Springer

The Espressologist
written by Kristina Springer
published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux

find it here: Barnes & Noble, Amazon, iBooks, Goodreads

Why did I pick this book: I won this book from the author during the Jane Austen Blog Hop.

Did I enjoy this book: I did enjoy this book. It was a sweet story that I read every free chance I had. It took less than a day to finish. The Espressologist kept me interested and wanting to see how it ended. This is a fun, light read.

I loved the new idea on matchmaking. I found this concept to be creative and different. I love the matching of people’s drink preferences to their personalities. People are creatures of habit . . . always ordering the same thing (I know I do!) . . . and you have to wonder if their drinks really would depict their personalities.

I thought The Espressologist was a romantic read. I loved all the different people lining up to find their one true match. Everyone deserves to be happy. I also loved it when Jane was surprised by people’s drinks. One just never knows about some people.

Jane was a sweet girl who had found her calling matching personalities to drinks and to other people. Like a lot of matchmakers, she couldn’t find her one true match. Jane was very well-written and I liked her a lot. The only downfall with Jane, in my opinion, was that she did not seem to care about school. She skipped a lot, including her college credit classes, and that was not the right message to send to teens who would be reading this book.

Cam is a great guy. So nice, so obvious! Derek was a great boss who liked Jane’s ideas, especially the “Manager’s Special.” Derek loved the idea of the “espressologist” and ran with it. All the other characters meshed well in the book with the appropriate focus on Jane and her craft.


Would I recommend it: I would recommend this book. I loved it!

Will I read it again: I just may read this book again . . . probably not every year, but I will pick this book up again.


About the book – from Goodreads: 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.