Hi Alan, I've been using one Aeropress (and 2 seals) since 2014, and I've returned to it each time I've tested an alternative. Would you recommend wetting the grounds before adding the hot water? Have you performed blind tests on this particular aspect? – From Philippe L.

I don’t think wetting the grounds prior to wetting them when you add hot water will make a difference but we have not blind taste tested that additional step in the brewing process.