Derek Rose

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Derek Rose is a writer and teacher living in Brooklyn, New York. 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.



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.

Dotdash is among the largest and fastest growing publishers online, and has won over 50 awards in the last year alone, including Digiday's 2020 Publisher of the Year. Dotdash brands include Verywell, Investopedia, The Balance, The Spruce, Simply Recipes, Serious Eats, Byrdie, Brides, MyDomaine, Lifewire, TripSavvy,, and TreeHugger.

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