Monday, February 06, 2012

the espressologist

The Espressologist


My rating: 3 of 5 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."

4 hours. I only needed 4 hours to finish this book. Frankly, the book was quite thin for a hardcover book and the font was big with nice spaces. I consider this book a relief after a heavy reading - both from work and also the romance novels and adults novel that I was trying to finish over the weekend:)

Strangely, even though the book was simple and considered a quicky, I enjoyed it tremendously. Perhaps it was because I was a barista myself or because I was watching 10 Thing I Hate About You and Kuch Kuch Hota Hai while I was watching it, I was not totally sure.

But here to simple book with lots and lots of coffee in it. Lazy weekend would never be too boring:)

2 comments:

klcitizen cikgunormah said...

another love story ? :)

cHeRyNa PiReS said...

tak kak...love pada coffee:)