Derek Rose is a writer and teacher living in Brooklyn, New York. He has been a Product Tester for Simply Recipes since 2022.
- Derek has tested products for Simply Recipes since January 2022.
- 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 a Product Tester for Simply Recipes, 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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