Derek Rose is a writer and teacher living in Brooklyn, New York. He has been writing for The Spruce since 2019.
- Derek has written for The Spruce since February 2019
- His work has appeared in Atwood Magazine and the Albany Times Union, and his fiction has appeared in Sixfold, the Atticus Review, Sink Hollow, and Potluck Literary Magazine.
- He received an MFA in Creative Writing from Columbia University and a BA in Communications from Marist College.
The first cup of coffee Derek ever tried came from an airport vending machine. Despite the inauspicious beginning, he has been hooked ever since. Today he enjoys experimenting with different coffee recipes and brewing methods, as well as learning about coffee customs unique to specific parts of the world. He is especially well versed with non-electric brewing devices. As the Coffee and Tea Expert for The Spruce Eats, Derek researches a wide variety of products, from teapots to commercial espresso machines, and interviews field experts for their insight.
Derek received an MFA in Creative Writing from Columbia University and a BA in Communications from Marist College.
About The Spruce
The Spruce, a Dotdash brand, is a new kind of home website offering practical, real-life tips and inspiration to help you create your best home. The Spruce family of brands, including The Spruce, The Spruce Eats, The Spruce Pets, and The Spruce Crafts collectively reach 30 million people each month.
For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, a leading Internet measurement company, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population every month. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone and, most recently, Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.