A Vietnamese coffee mogul, Pham Dinh Nguyen, bought the smallest town in America - unincorporated Buford, Wyoming, population 1 - at auction for $900,000 in the spring of 2012. The tiny town six hours southeast of Jackson Hole was famous nationally for its singular population and went up for auction, and the buyer plans to change the name of the town to Buford PhinDeli Town, translation "Buford Delicious Filter Coffee Town," when he hosts a "major press conference" on September 3rd to announce the re-launch of the town and its future as a hub of delicious Vietnamese coffee. Vietnam is the world's second-largest coffee producing nation and is famous for its iced coffee, in which strong dark coffee is poured into a cup of sweetened condense milk, and then over ice. Nguyen has laid out ambitious but ambiguous plans to make Buford PhinDeli Town the launching pad for a Vietnamese coffee trend in the States using the celebrity of the country's smallest town to draw attention. His first challenge? Figuring out how to staff the gas station, which Nguyen's American representative explains was a "year-long task."
· New owner of Buford hoping to make Buford PhinDeli Town a hub for coffee [Wyoming Tribune Eagle]