Big news in the coffee and pastry department this AM — Bay Area craft coffee specialist Blue Bottle has teamed up with famed SF bakery Tartine in a new partnership poised for worldwide expansion. The new Tartine will expand to Japan, LA and NY in the next year. Over the next few months, you'll start seeing Tartine pastries pop up at existing Blue Bottle locations as well. “Chad and I have known each other for years, Blue Bottle and Tartine opened around the same time, " Blue Bottle CEO/Founder James Freeman says In a press statement. "I am always impressed with the skill, attention to detail, and innovation that the Tartine team brings into every loaf of bread and pastry. Those qualities and Chad’s enthusiasm for collaboration are why I am so excited about working together.” Stay tuned for more details as they emerge.