> Buy it pre-ground. Or grind it the day before. It's still likely to be fresher than some nasty little industrial capsule.
No. You've completely ruined it. At that point, the results you get from the "icky industrialized capsule" will probably be better rather than worse.
Coffee grinds go bad pretty much immediately.
Americans are such idiots when it comes to coffee.
What most people put into a Mr. Coffee pretty much tastes like garden mulch.