(Corrects headline and first paragraph to "Uber Eats" from "UberEats")
July 23 (Reuters) - Starbucks Corp said on Tuesday it would expand its partnership with Uber Eats to deliver food and coffee throughout the United States in early 2020.
The company's focus on delivery comes as customers increasingly prefer to get their morning coffee at smaller independent coffee shops.
Starbucks has been testing the partnership with Uber's food delivery service since September 2018. (Reporting by Uday Sampath in Bengaluru; Editing by Sriraj Kalluvila)