Imagine having a personal assistant deliver fresh-brewed coffee to your desk. You can simulate that satisfaction with a miniature personal brewer. Just pop the beverage pod of choice into the machine, press down -- and voila! A personal cup of happiness. You can choose a gourmet blend for one cup, a flavored coffee for the next, and then switch to tea or hot chocolate if you like. Instant gratification is pricey, though. Although it's about the same size as a 4-cup automatic drip coffeemaker, the miniature personal brewer is triple the cost. Ah, but who can put a price on fresh?