Derek Rose is a writer and teacher living in Seattle, Washington. He has been the Coffee and Tea Expert for The Spruce Eats since 2019.
- Derek has written for The Spruce Eats 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.
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. He is especially well versed in non-electric brewing devices. At home, he typically makes coffee with the Bodum BRAZIL French Press—a great budget option, especially for those who prefer non-electric brewers.
Derek received an MFA in creative writing from Columbia University and a BA in communications from Marist College.
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