I made these to give to friends to sample. I saw Tea Party cookies on Sweetopia that I love, and then I thought to make these Arabic coffee themed cookies. Arabic coffee is very similar to espresso, but made differently, and often includes cardamom. There is also another kind that is less commonly made in some parts of the middle east, that uses lightly roasted coffee beans and lots of cardamom, that coffee is actually yellow instead of brown after it's brewed. Like espresso, Arabic coffee is served in demitasse cups.
The bigger cookies are antique brass Arabic coffee pots, I dusted them with copper pearl dust to make them a little shiny. The cups replicate the most commonly used demitasse coffee cups in Lebanon, and other parts of the middle east (I'm American/Lebanese btw). I really love these cookies and it was really satisfying to make something from my culture into cookies.