BlitzHome BH-CMM5 comes on the market as a cheaper alternative for lever coffee machines. Those with a grinder and frothing milk go in our local stores from about 360 €, but BlitzWolf has moved the price tag for an incredible 250 €. It has a sufficient pressure of up to 20 bar to obtain the best aroma from coffee beans with a powerful pump.
In this quick test you can read our feelings about using the lever coffee machine in the editorial office. We are with him extremely satisfied!
Excellent competition for more expensive coffee machines
The Banggood.com online store has it on offer, and we will also add a special coupon to you. It is available in Czech warehouse, so you can have it really at home in a few days. It came to us in 4 from the day of the order.
VAT and customs are already included in the price and no additional fees await you.
Express delivery from Czech warehouse.
This product will be delivered to you expressly from your local Czech warehouse. Delivery from Czech Republic usually takes 7-10 days and delivers courier. No extra charges, no customs duties or VAT.
Example of coffee preparation:
Our feelings, great quality
From the beginning, we were slightly worried about whether the coffee machine would be really high quality, as with the same functions (especially the grinder), coffee machines are sold in our country from € 350. However, after unpacking and feeling the coffee machine with accessories, our fears immediately subsided. All is really good quality whether it is a massive lever with a strainer inside, all the way to the coffee machine itself. For a price of up to 250 €, according to us, you will not find any better coffee machine.
In addition, BlitzHome BH-CMM5 looks very good and after a short market research we found that it is a cheaper copy of ETA Artista PRO, which at the time of writing the article in our stores is priced up to 485 € (source: Alza.sk). Not only the parameters but also the appearance are similar one to one. However, BlitzHome has almost half the price tag lower, so you can judge for yourself.
The contents of the package are almost completely complete, but we would still appreciate the milk container, which is unfortunately missing here. The package includes a tamper, a one-cup and a two-cup filter, a lever and a plastic measuring cup. The coffee machine is supplied to the mains classically via 220 V using an EU adapter, the cable is approximately 1 meter long.
Easy coffee preparation
The built-in grinder is one of the main features that is crucial when choosing a coffee machine. Thanks to it, you don't have to buy absolutely anything anymore, just the coffee beans themselves and throw yourself into the preparation of your favorite hot drink. Insert the lever into the plastic grinder holder and push forward to lower the grinder. Of course, it is possible adjust the thickness of the grind grains on 15 levels.
The lever has a line inside with the recommended maximum level of ground coffee, which you should not exceed. However, we recommend grinding the coffee more above the line, because after pushing with the tamper, the coffee will be pushed lower.
The coffee machine offers the possibility to prepare a single or double portion. However, if you have a type that prefers larger and less strong coffees, it is possible to replenish hot water through a steam nozzle that can be extended and adjusted to its position. The second option is to squeeze one batch of coffee twice, which we sometimes use and the coffee is still very tasty and not so strong. However, more than one barista would probably object here and pull his hair out, but it is functional for home use.
The preparation of the popular cappuccino via a steam jet is a matter of course. On the right side there is a steam nozzle control, but we will be honest - the frothing of the milk is not so top and the foam is not perfectly fine. However, it is a negative that we can easily overlook due to the price of the product.
At the front of the analog display, the pump pressure can be seen in real time using the hand. The range of around 20 bar is the most ideal that the BlitzHome BH-CMM5 should always achieve. Another function that we cannot omit is the heating of the cups on the top. This coffee machine has everything you need for every coffee lover and has been serving us in the newsroom perfectly for the third week. However, we will see how it will be with the durability of the cheaper product, but with the subsidiary brand Banggoodu BlitzWolf, resp. BlitzHome we have a good experience.
Final evaluation of the quick test: We definitely recommend it
We can definitely recommend the BlitzHome BH-CMM5, especially thanks to its perfect price-performance ratio. It has everything you will need when preparing quality coffee, except for the missing frothing container, which you can replace with an ordinary cup. It has a great pressure of 20 bar for a perfect coffee aroma, a grinder with adjustable grinding thickness, a hot water function with fast heating, a steam frothing nozzle and also a beautiful silver look.
This is all from our practical test with our own experience, if you are interested in the closer parameters of the coffee machine, you will find them right below.
BlitzHome BH-CMM5: Parameters and basic functions
High pressure extraction up to 20 Bars and the high power of 1360-1620 W will ensure that the coffee will always taste exactly as it should. Coffee machines operating at lower pressures usually cannot preserve the aroma and essence of coffee beans.
The cone-shaped grinder ensures that the coffee beans are always perfectly ground and the taste of the coffee is as intense as possible. The setting of the coffee grinding thickness is a matter of course.
Intelligent PID temperature control using a thermal block heating system will allow you to quickly prepare coffee at the same temperature at all times, thus achieving an even better and more balanced taste.
The flow meter with precise control allows you to automatically set or brew a large or small cup of coffee. The foaming function for cappuccino and latte is an ideal helper for creating a smooth and rich or creamy foam.
Everything was really thought of
The all-metal body ensures extremely high durability of the entire device as well as a premium glossy appearance. The large water tank holds up to 2,7 liters of water in combination with a coffee container that can hold up to 250 grams coffee.
The possibility of preheating the cup itself as well as a large and clear barometer will always guarantee a perfect coffee experience.
In the package, in addition to the coffee machine itself, the classic filter and its holder, you will also find a filter enabling the preparation of 2 cups at the same time, a tamper and a measuring spoon.