1 hour ago, kayb said:
Three cheers for @andiesenji.
And the only idiot question is one that hasn't been asked.
Given my level of coffee knowledge is low-to-medium, am I correct that espresso is generally made from a more finely ground coffee?
Yes, very finely ground. A press pot takes a moderatly coarse grind. Drip is somewhere inbetween. Here's a YouTube video from Seattle Coffe Gear that demonstrates the differences.