Bixby & Co. imports Lachua cacao beans from Guatemala. Grown in the eco-region of Laguna Lachua, a large pristine cenote lake, a national park since 1976. This area is home to Q'eqchi Maya families, many of whom live off the grid and practice organic farming to support themselves and their families. These farmers receive support through projects supported by the International Union for Conservation of Nature and other such environmental organizations, whose goals are to protect the Laguna and Q'eqchi's quality of life.
Bixby & Co. is a family owned and operated chocolate confectionery company located on the working waterfront of Rockland, ME. Founded by Kate & Donna McAleer a mother-daughter team in late 2011, Bixby & Co. crafts organic and non gmo chocolate confectionery products. In 2017, Bixby & Co. became the first bean to bar or craft chocolate maker in the state of Maine.