I doubled all the spices, add some dried red chili peppers for heat, and used a pressure cooker instead of a crock pot. A pressure cooker can cook pork in 45 minutes what takes a slow cooker 8 hours to do. Be sure to reserve some of the cooking liquid to moisten the meat after you shred it.
I was worried about the cinnamon and wasn't thrilled at first with the smell since I could still smell the cinnamon, but man o man was this the best carnitas I have ever had. My whole family devoured it. It is better than what I have had in restaurants... I can't even begin to express how good this was. Really really impressed.
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I doubled all the spices, add some dried red chili peppers for heat, and used a pressure...